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Grand Lodge 

A.F.&A.M. of Canada 

In the Province of Ontario 




PROCEEDINGS 



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GRAND LODGE 
A. F. & A. M. OF CANADA 

In the Province of Ontario 

PROCEEDINGS 



NINETY-THIRD ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 
HELD IN THE CITY 

of 

TORONTO 
JULY 21st A.D. 1948, A.L. 5948 




The Property of and ordered to be read in all 
the Lodges and preserved. 



GRAND LODGE, A.F. & A.M., OF CANADA, 
in the Province of Ontario 



PROCEEDINGS 

At the Ninety-third Annual Communication of 
the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A. M. of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario, held in the City of Toronto, 
commencing Wednesday, July 21st, A.D. 1948, A.L. 
5948. 

Present were: 

THE GRAND MASTER 
M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson, on the Throne. 

THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER 
R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher 

R.W. Bro. C. J. Heimrich Grand Senior Warden 

R.W. Bro. F. A. R. McNair Grand Junior Warden 

R.W. Bro. W. L. Wright Grand Chaplain 

M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop Grand Treasurer 

R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon Grand Secretary 

R.W. Bro. A. E. Selwey Grand Registrar 

V.W. Bro. G. T. Evans Grand Dir. of Ceremonies 

PAST GRAND MASTERS 

M.W. Bros. R. B. Dargavel, F. A. Copus, W. J. Dunlop, 
J. A. McRae and C. S Hamilton 

THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

Algoma Harold Stanworth 

Brant Edwin Dayman 

Bruce Oliver Stephenson 

Chatham Geo. C. Lindsay 

Eastern William J. Stewart 

Frontenac James M. Baines 

Georgian James Poppleton 



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Grey William H. Watson 

Hamilton "A" Claude M. Kent 

Hamilton "B" Harry A. Hewitt 

London Harold E. Foster 

Muskoka J. Fred McDonald 

Niagara "A" Oliver R. Steadman 

Niagara "B" William W. Gorham 

Nipissing East William H. Armitage 

Nipissing West Alexander Brechin 

North Huron John A. McKinnon 

Ontario Donald E. Gibson 

Ottawa. William P. Kennedy 

Peterborough George H. Free 

Prince Edward Samuel A. McCarey 

Sarnia Ernest L. Treitz 

South Huron Cecil W. McRpberts 

St. Lawrence Thomas A. Thornbury 

St. Thomas Clarence H. Roberts 

Temiskaming Thomas Arnott 

Toronto "A" .Andrew F. Tannahill 

Toronto "B" Robert M. Owen 

Toronto "C" Wilbert T. Clayton 

Toronto "D" Herman Ginsberg 

Victoria Edward C. Anderson 

Wellington Edward V. MacCormack 

Western Charles E. Letman 

Wilson Harry T. Bower 

Windsor Russell E. Lonnee 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVE GRAND LODGE OF 

R. B. Dargavel England 

F. A. Copus Ireland 

W. J. Dunlop Scotland 

.J. P. Maher Alberta 

C. S. Hamilton Manitoba 

J. A. V. Preston New Brunswick 

C. W. Robb Nova Scotia 

Smith Shaw Quebec 

Richard E. Mills Saskatchewan 

Walter T. Robb New South Wales 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1948 

H. L. Martyn Queensland 

Andrew M. Heron South Australia 

E. W. E. Saunders Tasmania 

T. H. Simpson Arkansas 

E. A. Carletcn Delaware 

W. J. Thompson Georgia 

John Mills Idaho 

H. G. French Michigan 

J. S. McCullough Minnesota 

George DeKleinhans Missouri 

C. M. Pitts Nebraska 

Wm. Bailey New Mexico 

G. F. Kingsmill New York 

John A. McRae North Carolina 

Gordon Young North Dakota 

W. D. Love Oregon 

J. Fred Reid Rhode Island 

Ewart G. Dixon South Carolina 

B. S. Sheldon South Dakota 

R. B. Pow Tennessee 

A. W. Baker Texas 

J. G. McDonald Virginia 

N. F. D. Kelley .Washington 

H. S. Johnston .Wisconsin 

B. F. Nott Colombia Barranquilla 

J. N. Allan Ecuador 

W. J. Attig Guatemala 

A. D. McRae Para 

P. N. Knight Philippines 



The M.W., the Grand Master, T. H. Simpson, 
distinguished guests and officers of Grand Lodge 
took their places in the Auditorium of the Central 
Technical School at ten o'clock in the forenoon. 



MASTER MASONS ADMITTED 

The Grand Master invited all Master Masons to 
enter and take seats in the balcony. 



4 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

Led by Wor. Bro. D. S. Linden, the brethren 
joined in singing one verse of the National Anthem, 
followed by "My Country, Tis of Thee" and "Two 
Countries by the Sea". 

The brethren joined in singing three verses of 
"Unto the Hills". 

DELEGATES REGISTERED 

The following delegates from the constituent 
lodges were present and duly registered: 

No. 2, Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake — E. F. C. Ansley, 
E. W. Stewart, G. W. Irvine, W. E. Brown, I. B. Collard. 

No. 3, Ancient St. John's, Kingston — W. D. Johnston, C. 
L. Parkinson, F. J. Parker. 

No. 5, Sussex, Brockville — J. H. Kingstone, H. K. Bow. 

No. 6, Barton, Hamilton — J. E. Pierey, J. W. Hamilton, 
J. T. Broadbent. 

No. 7, Union, Grimsby — H. V. Betzner, A. Jarvis, C. P. 
Gowland, C. H. Walker, J. B. Lewis, D. Cloughley. 

No. 9, Union, Napanee— A. J. Wood, J. C. A. Tustin, C. E. 
Henricks, E. L. Deline. 

No. 10, Norfolk, Simcoe— H. Oates, J. Anguish, C. F. Mis- 
ner, H. A. Johnson. 

No. 11, Moira, Belleville— H. A. Denike, E. P. Orne. 

No. 14, True Britons, Perth— E. Griffith, E. Kirkham, T. 
A. Thornbury, J. C. Emerson. 

No. 15, St. George's, St. Catharines— D. D. Webster, G. 
L. Talbot, S. F. Town, J. Johnstone, H. T. Howes, A. J. White- 
lock, W. Thompson, C. W. Karn, W. P. Holmes, S. Kearns W. 
A. Darker, H. E. Court, C. H. Hesburn, C. Glass, H. T. Fernay, 
E. Coates. 

No. 16, St. Andrew's, Toronto— J. E. Welch, J. Xess, A. 
Higgins, W. C. Coulter, C. S. Mallett, E. McDonald, T. E. Johns. 

No. 17, St. John's, Cobourg— K. H. J. Caldwell, E. J. 
Wormington, L. E. Taylor, A. E. Hopper. 

No. 18, Prince Edward, Picton — J. King, F. Creegan, C. 
Huhhs, <;. Aekerman, A. Collier, C. G. Rutter, G. E. Mason, 
J. C. Cooper. 

No. 20, St. John's, London— W. D. Graham. W. H. Kipp, 
C. O. Logan, G. V. Sonley, A. M. George, C. G. Clarke. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 o 

No. 21A, St. John's, Vankleek Hill— W. McCaskill, A. D. 
McRae. 

No. 22, King Solomon's, Toronto — P. Baker, J. Mackay, 
R. J. Miller, D. M. Tozer, A. C. Norwich, T. Singleton, H. B. 
Cunningham, E. Manifold, C. B. Kay, F. M. Byam. 

No. 23, Richmond, Richmond Hill — J. R. Herrington, C. 
Mabky. D. M. Chambly, R. J. Craigie. 

No. 24, St. Francis, Smith's Falls — R. Fraser, H. Wanless, 
M. Maitland, C. J. Sheppard, R. C. Purdy. 

No. 25, Ionic, Toronto — J. B. Allen, E. F. Thompson, M. 
S. Gooderham, J. E. Cameron. 

No. 26, Ontario, Port Hope — J. H. Meeking, E. Sleeman, 
R. W. Smart, H. W. Mitchell, E. J. Worniington, G. A. Finnic 

No. 27, Strict Observance, Hamilton — B. C. Tebbs, F. W. 
Dean, B. W. Sharpe, J. H. Gibson, \Y. F. Newman, T. McCann, 
J. H. Yorrick, J. Fleming, R. G. Truscott, G. F. Kingsmill, A. 

E. Cook. 

No. 28, Mount Zion, Kemptville — A. E. Wilson, G. J. 
Pure ell. 

No. 29, United, Brighton— B. L. Spencer, J. F. Sloan, C. 
G. Nickel, G. F. Little, K. A. MeQuoid, H. B. McConnell, C. 
L. Ames. 

No. 30, Composite, Whitby — A. E. Patterson, A. Archi- 
bald, J. W. Elliott, W. Davidson, W. F. Harden, F. T. Mathi- 
son. F. T. Rowe, H. L. Pringle, E. L. Odium, R. A. Sennett, J. 
W. Bateman, R. S. Simpson, H. W. Jermyn, F. Marsh, W. M. 
Jermvn, F. Wells. W. G. Augustus, G. B. Whitfield, C. E. 
Broughton, S. J. Spall, G. M. Goodfellow. W. M. Pringle, J. M. 
Roblin, W. J. H. Richardson. 

No. 31, Jerusalem, Bowmanville— M. L. Clemens, E. H. 
Brown, H. W. G. Northcutt, E. S. Ferguson, J. Marr. 

No. 32, Amity, Dunnville— 0. M. Krick, J. N. Allan, W. T. 
Robb, J. Bradford, A. W. Dayman, W. J. Appleyard. T. Camel- 
ford. 

No. 33, Maitland, G-oderich — F. Walkout. 

No. 34, Thistle, Amherstburg— W. Hallock, J. S. Kendall, 

F. Rattew, A. H. Stevenson, C. F. Avearst, M. E. McDonald, 
F. Pigeon, J. E. McGee, W. S. Golden, L. J. Pettypieee, J. N. 
Cooper, G. Somerton. 

No. 35, St. John's, Cayuga — A. G. Skinner. 

No. 37, King Hiram, Ingersoll— T. E. Jackson, H. G. 
Bower, R. W. Green, J. G. Montgomery, C. A. Love, W. Mog- 
gach. 

No. 38, Trent, Trenton — O. R. Newton, Y. P. Carswell. 

No. 39, Mount Zion, Brooklin — W. Medland, R. Richard- 
son. A. C. Luffman, R. Y. Mowbray, A. J. Cook. 

No. 40, St. John's, Hamilton— W. J. Dyson, W. M. Mc- 
Dougall, E. B. Thompson, W. Bailey. 



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No. 42, St. George's, London — G. B. Williams, A. P. Reed, 
F. H. James, V. W. Sunnier. 

No. 43, King Solomon, Woodstock — F. Hogg, A. L. Me- 
Pherson, C. Blueman, N. Weakley, C. Kitching. 

No. 44, £t. Thomas, St. Thomas — H. M. Dawson, T. R. 
Robertson, F. R. Palmer, W. L. Hartsell. 

No. 45, Brant, Brantford — H. J. Maslin, N. L. Smith, R. 
W. E. McFadden, C. L. Gamble, W. F. Billo. 

No. 46, Wellington, Chatham — F. N. Smith, B. E. Easton, 
R. W. Stevenson, J. A. McCallum, H. D. Paulucci. 

No. 47, Great Western, Windsor — C. S. Grieve, E. C. 
Brown, W. Hockney, J. F. Reid, F. D. Hubbell. 

No 48, Madoc, Madoc — D. Kernoham, A. V. Gaebel. 

No. 50, Consecon, Consecon — A. Alyea, N. Tyler, J. Demp- 
sey, W. Nind, H. Weir, D. Bush, J. A. Alexander, C. Weir, E. 
Burriss, R. Burriss, L. Drummond, G. Elmy, C. R. Jackson, R. 
James, V. Brown, F. R. Taylor, L. Orandall, S. Wood. 

No. 52, Dalhousie, Ottawa— W. W. Wylie, C. M. Pitts, 
F. M. McDiarmid, W. A. Kruger. 

No. 54, Vaughan, Maple — C. E. Fockler, M. J. Kinnee, 
I. B, Musselman, C. McCloskey. 

No. 55, Merrickville, Merrickville — H. G. Barnes, J. H. 
Kidd. 

No. 56, Victoria, Sarnia— L. C. Pusey, E. Smith, H. T. 
Lucas, R. Brush. 

No. 57, Harmony, Binbrook — W. Ronald, B. Clark, H. 
Whittaker, J. Forth, A. Hillgartner, T. H. Gowland. 

No. 58, Doric, Ottawa— C. D. Donald, T. E. Walker. 

No. 61, Acacia, Hamilton — W. A. Hagan, E. K. Pearson, 
T. H. Simpson, R. W. Treleaven, G. T. Evans, J. L. Stewart, 
V. N. Ames, S. D. Davidson, C. Cramond, J. Forth, R. Clemens, 
W. D. Connor, G. F. Clark, J. M. Connor, G. J. Patterson, B. C. 
Beasley, J. A. Simpson, T. H. Ross, W. Hutchinson, H. W. 
Simpson, L. W. Jones, C. H. Knights, W. R. Binney, V. B. 
Smith, R. A. Riddell, J. F. Walker, J. W. VanLoon, M. E. 
Baseman, A. B. Peene. 

No. 64, Kilwinning, London — A. Henderson, J. L. Orchard, 
W. L. Armitage, J. A. Robb, M. J. Kenyon, H. Pimblett, E. C. 
Smith, H. F. Hill, L. Price, W. Lancaster, A. D. Hodgins, J. 
B. Kerman, J. A. Johnston, R. Pittam, R, H. Allin, W. G. Mc- 
Neill, W. J. L. Taylor, W. L. Smith, J. W. Wild, J. T. May, 
W. G. Doidge. 

No. 65, Rehoboam, Toronto — B. L. Davidge, D. S. Mon- 
crieff, S. A. Johnson, G. W. Slack, G. Patton, G. E. Taylor, F. 
R. Workman, S. J. Lane, E. J. Call, C. H. Kent, F. W. Spry, 
A. Barwell. 



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No. 66, Durham, Newcastle — W. J. Rowland, A. Turner, 
G. Stephenson, D. E. Gibson, C. M. Jones, C. Allin, E. F. R. 
Osborne, W. F. Rickard, H. J. Toms, J. A. Smith, W. C. Holmes, 
J. Hendrie, I. X. Cohvill, D. V. H. Gibson, J. L. Gaines, W. 
H. Gibson. 

No. 68, St. John's, Ingersoll — G. V. Wilson, F. M. Smith, 

F. s. Newman, J. M. Wilson, L. Snider, E. W. G. Wilson, A. 
Hillary. 

No. 69, Stirling, Stirling — J. R. Johnston, C. E. Maeklin, 
C. A. Wells, H. R. Tompkins, E. A. Carleton. 
No. 72, Alma, Gait— A. E. Martin. 

No. 73, St. James, St. Marys — J. Tanton, P. T. Coupland. 
No. 74, St. James, South Augusta — C. A. Edwards. 
No. 75, St. John's, Toronto— J. S. King, E. S. Calder, E. 

G. Jaekman, E. J. Hieks, E. A. White, A. L. Hayes, E. P. 
Smith, P. H. Burt, B. E. Garrett, J. W. Brader, D. F. Jackson, 
J. H. Else, C. S. Jaekman. 

No. 76, Oxford, Woodstock— A . B. Wagner, F. F. Dicker- 
son, C. E. Nettleton, A. W. Cole. 

No. 77, Faithful Brethren, Lindsay — A. McKessock, H. S. 
Johnston, S. J. Moore, G. H. Heels. 

No. 78, King Hiram, Tillsonburg — D. F. Gibson, T. L. 
Armstrong, J. A. Sauter, W. H. Gibson, W. D. Agur, N. I. 
Langrell, S. Buckrell, C. E. Brown, A. L. Baker, G. G. Hollier, 
T. W. R. Taylor. 

No. 79, Simcoe, Bradford — V. W. Coombs, M. A. Brandon, 
A. W. Spence, C. C. Wilson. 

No. 82, St. John's, Paris — J. L. Churchill, M. C. Hawley, 
R. R. Hobden, T. Connor, C. R. Hickson. 

No. 83, Beaver, Strathroy— T. F. Paul, W. G. McVicar, 
O. G. Tremner. 

No. 84, Clinton, Clinton — A. C. Clarkson. 

No. 85, Rising Sun, Athens — L. M. Scott. 

No. 86, Wilson, Toronto^'. J. Lawer, R. L. Clarke, H. 
Minchinton, P. G. Pickett, M. C. Drysdale, C. Cook, W. V. 
McClure, A. L. Tinker, G. D. Maxwell, E. A. Carleton. 

No. 87, Markham Union, Markham — W. L. Clark, W. 
Craig. 

No. 88, St. George's, Owen Sound— J. A. McMeekin, E. 
Cole, R. S. Browne, F. A. Copus, L. J. Sutherland. P. T. Pilkev, 
K. D. MacDonald, C. D. Kellough, C. E. Kenny. 

No. 90, Manito, Collingwood — S. Beckett. 

No. 91, Colborne, Colborne — W. S. Gillespie, A. Wolfraim. 

No. 92, Cataraqui, Kingston — R. S. Wood. 

No. 93, Northern Light, Kincardine — H. J. Cameron, J. R. 
MacKay, W. M. MacDonald. 

No. 94, St. Mark's, Port Stanley— E. F. S. Sanders. 



8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. 96, Corinthian, Barrie— H. F. Morren, F. C. Lower. 
No. 97, Sharon, Queensville — A. Cowieson, J. E. Baines, R. 
i.. Strasler, X. K. Shortreed, W. Dyer. 

No. 98, True Blue, Bolton — S. J. Cain, C. F. Dailies, W. E. 
Egan, J. A. Hutchinson, C. B. Wilson, F. J. Henderson, H. R. 
Egan, R. H. Turner, W. Leavens, C. A. Leggatt, W. A. Wylie, 
P. X. Knight, \V. S. McCuteheon, C. Chamberlain, F. Mc- 
Cutcheon, H. Taylor. 

No. 99, Tuscan, Newmarket — J. L. Bpillette, F. M. Hodge, 
L. Powell, D. J. Stephenson, L. H. Bovair, H. A. Jackson, J. 
O. Lyttle, W. J. Patterson, C. F. Bovair, C. E. Toole, F. D. 
Chantler, A. M. Mills, J. E. Morris, W. L. Moorby. 

No. 100, Valley, Dundas — W. Law, H. Everett, A. Brown, 
W. E. Dunlop, G. M. Quackenbush, H. W. Simpson. 

No. 101, Corinthian, Peterborough — C. J. Bay, D. A. 
Loucks, E. E. Shirley. 

No. 103, Maple Leaf, St. Catharines — J. Ward, A. E. 
Coombs, D. A. Eobson. 

No. 104, St. John's, Norwich— W. Hartley, E. Jull, G. 
Young, G. W. Muckle, A. B. Am, E. Fewster, F. Derbyshire, 
C. H. Poldon. 

No. 105, St. Mark's, Niagara Falls — F. O. Wcatherley. 

No. 106, Burford, Burford — B. Courtnage, L. Hardie, K. 
Pelley. W. G. Stephenson. 

No. 107, St. Paul's, Lambeth — J. M. Grieve, W. D. Love, 
G. Dickson, E. McDougall, E. J. Henderson, W. Bogue, W. 
Anguish, A. Evans. 

No. 108, Blenheim, Princeton — W. S. Piper, E. Anderson, 
C. Milton. 

No. 109, Albion, Harrowsmith — L. S. Kerr, F. J. Watson. 

No. 113, Wilson, Waterford— H. N. Mott, C. L. Tench, 
G. A. Allan, E. K. Bobinson. 

No. 114, Hope, Port Hope — W. H. Inch, J. Hope, A. Mark, 
E. K. Taylor. 

No. 116, Cassia, Thedford— G. W.' Mclnnis. 

No. 118, Union, Schomberg — H. Eussell, E. Jennings, E. 
\Y. Stewart. 

No. 119, Maple Leaf, Bath— D. F. Aylsworth. 

No. 120, Warren, Fingal— E. S. Down, G. F. Braddon. 

No. 121, Doric, Brantford— W. S. Durand, C. H. Bourne, 
A. A. Coale, E. E. Mclntyre, H. L. Hagey, W. A. North. 

No. 122, Renfrew, Renfrew— R. L. Kennedy, H. B. Neal, 
J. P. Morrison. 

No. 123, Belleville, Belleville— T. D. Stewart, C. D. Cros- 
by, W. O. Adams. 

No. 125, Cornwall, Cornwall — A. Youngs. 



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No. 126, Golden Rule, Campbellford — E. P. Seymour, G. 
H. Free. 

No. 127, Franck, Frankford — G. S. Martin, C. Ketcheson, 
J. A. Stickle, G. X. Spencer. 

No. 128, Pembroke, Pembroke — W. C. McLaughlin, E. V. 
Berggren, A. Collins. 

No. 129, Rising Sun, Aurora — H. W. Moorby, W. F. Boaks, 
F. Hope, N. F. Johnson, H. S. Bunn, A. M. Graham, E. H. B. 
Cook, H. Stocks, J. G. McDonald, F. D. Lacev, F. D. Babeock, 

E. J. Eveleigh, F. C. Davis, A. C. Welk, E. H. Corner, G. Wil- 
kinson, J. Stuart, F. W. Teasdale, F. Butler, H. W. Tilkins, 

F. E. Underhill. 

No. 131, St. Lawrence, Southampton — 0. Stephenson. 

No. 133, Lebanon Forest, Exeter — B. D. Field, E. E. 
Pooley. 

No. 135, St. Clair, Milton— G. H. Dawson, E. C. Cunning- 
ham, F. MeXiven. 

No. 136, Richardson, Stouffville — L. C. Murphy, D. Wagg, 
K. E. Davis, D. McDonald, J. F. Beicl, O. M. Madill, A. E. 
Weldon, X. M. MacLean, J. Borinsky. 

No. 137, Pythagoras, Meaford — M. E. Peacock, J. X. 
Marshall. 

No. 139, Lebanon, Oshawa— L. W. Curie 11, H. O. Flintoff, 
A. G. Coppin, W. J. Sargant, E. G. Hart. 

No. 140, Malahide, Aylmer— H. B. Lashbrook, H. D. Fel- 
stead, C. L. Cox, H. E. Freeman. 

No. 141, Tudor, Mitchell— H. Dungey, A. C. Welk, W. I. 
Carroll. 

No. 142, Excelsior, Morrisburg — W. C. Davy. 

No. 143, Friendly Brothers, Iroquois — J. Merkley. 

No. 144, Tecumseh, Stratford — J. D. Hesson, E. X. Bisson- 
nette, W. H. Wensley, F. W. Armstrong, J. F. Adamson, W. A. 
MrCulloch, E. H. Davies, W. E. Burnett. D. Ferguson, T. J. M. 
Gotby, G. S. Todd. 

No. 145, J. B. Hall, Millbrook— W. H. Swain, I. L. H. Gray. 

No. 146, Prince of Wales, Newburgh — H. E. Sutton. 

No. 147, Mississippi, Almonte — G. E. Gomme. 

No. 148, Civil Service, Ottawa — J. D. Beaton, J. C. 
Browne. 

No. 149, Erie, Port Dover — A. E. Williamson. 

No. 151, Grand River, Kitchener — W. E. Patterson, E. J. 
Carse, L. B. Blumbergh. 

No. 153, Burns, Wyoming — J. J. White, C. Firman. 

No. 155, Peterborough, Peterborough — E. L. Dobbin, C- 
V. Elliott, 



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No. 156, York, Toronto — K. S. Ash, W. S. Collins, B. 
Kinsman, J. P. Malier, E. Ferguson, K. V. Harper, H. W. Gray, 
M. T. A. Moorbv, H. E. Whyte, G. Hosang, W. H. Cochrane, 
E. A. Horswill, B. Simpson, E. J. Wormington, J. D. McGregor, 
- . -.-ott. 

No. 157, Simpson, Newboro — T. H. Stone, J. W. Simmons. 

No. 158, Alexandra, Oil Springs — W. Morley, G. Alldred, 
J. Ferguson. 

No. 159, Goodwood, Richmond — M. G. Paynter, W. C. 
Dunbar. 

No. 162, Forest, Wroxeter — G. M. Howes, T. Burke. 

No. 164, Star in the East, Wellington — J. Dick, P. E. 
Archard. H. McCartney, D. S. Aylsworth, K. Terry, C. McFaul, 

C. Maxwell, C. B. Clapp, C. Carter. 

No. 165, Burlington, Burlington — C. Southall, P. S. Gib- 
bon, J. Forth, W. R. Leekie. 

No. 166, Wentworth, Stoney Creek — L. McDermid, W. G. 
Smitton, W. S. Milmine. 

No. 168, Merritt, Welland — D. S. Scrymgeour, T. Baxter, 
P. H. Putman, L. E. Brennan, G. K. Brown. 

No. 169, Macnab, Port Colborne — C. G. Furry, A. E. 
Langman. 

No. 171, Prince of Wales, Iona Station — H. A. Dunda9, 

D. A. Tolman, F. L. Henry, J. C. Dundas. 

No. 172, Ayr, Ayr— W. E. Makins, G. J. Weber, W. 
Woolner, J. D. Patterson, G. S. Dalrymple, L. Norman, G. W. 
Armstrong. 

No. 174, Walsingham, Port Rowan — J. O. Martin, E. C. 
Biddle, F. Beeves, C. E. Mason, J. E. Biddle, W. Hunter. 

No.. 177, Builders, Ottawa — E. E. Forbes, A. E. G. Mann, 
A. H. McKee, J. A. Heisler, J. S. Nicholson, D. A. Esdale, 
J. F. Swayze, E. S. Simpson. 

No. 180, Speed, Guelph— H. Ziegler, J. S. Dunbar, G. E. 
Green, A. H. Parker, A. H. Husband. 

No. 181, Oriental, Port Burwell — G. Campbell, D. E. 
Emerson, M. Melchior, H. Davis, A. J. Bodsworth, K. C. 
Emerson, B. E. Todd, E. C. Spragge. 

No. 184, Old Light, Lucknow— J. W. Stewart. 

No. 185, Enniskillen, York— F. B. Bird, H. A. Hewitt, H. 
Young, E. S. Bradt. 

No. 190, Belmont, Belmont — B. Harkness, E. Knott, J. 
Ferguson, D. A. Ferguson, C. A. Campbell, F. Taylor. 

No. 192, Orillia, Orillia— B. H. Price, N. E. Doolittle, N. 
W. Jackman. 

No. 193, Scotland, Scotland— E. Eiddle, J. L. Averett, 
W. Clark, N. E. Lawrence, E. M. Edy. 



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No. 194, Petrolia, Petrclia— W. Holmes, W. MeCallum, 

E. W. Bygrove, C. Carr, W. Dalziel, C. Goldsmith. 

No. 195, Tuscan, London— B. L. C. Keith, E. A. Miller, 
T. C. Benson, H. B. E. Craig. 

No. 196, Madawaska, Arnprior — E. J. Davie?, D. L. M ■- 
Kerrasher, S. G. Wilson, J. E. Hobbs. 

No. 197, Saugeen, Walkerton — E. B. Niehokon, P. S. 
MaeKenzie, S. W. Vogan, H. M. Xorrish. 

No. 200, St. AJ'can's, Mount Forest — C. M. Johnston, G. 

F. K. LeWarne, W. M. Evans, C. E. Fallis. 

No. 201, Leeds, Cananoque — C. K. MeKenzie, P. NeilL 
No. 203, Irvine, Elora— A. Fuller, E. E. Mills. 
No. 205, New Dominion, New Hamburg — H. E. Kerr, W. 
White, W. F. Kerr. 

No. 209A, St. John's, London — C. Huteheson, J. A. Irvine, 

A. C. Cox. E. Smith, C. J. Atkins, E. J. Cushman, C. G. Eggett, 

G. F. Kingsmill, F. B. Eobinson, W. W. Seott. 

No. 215, Lake, Ameliasburg — L. Wood. 

No. 216, Harris, Orangeville— E. W. Smith, J. A. V. Pres- 
ton, A. T. Howard. G. M. Fitzgerald. M. W. McLean, C. V. 
Jeffers, G. M. Thomson. H. P. Darraugh, A. H. Woodland. 

No. 217, Frederick, Delhi — D. Wilson. 

No. 218, Stevenson, Toronto — J. Wallace, C. Barhydt, C. E. 
Woodstock, C. L. Johnson, F. G. Bamlett, A. C. Gandy, E. A. 
Baker, W. E. Kent, E. W. Hamilton. 

No. 219, Credit, Georgetown— H. E. Batkin, E. V. Mac- 
Cormaek, W. C. Ford, L. G. Marchment. W. G. 0. Thompson. 

No. 220, Zeredatha, Uxbridge — V. M. Hare. 

No. 221, Mountain, Thorold— H. T. Dohertv, C. E. Buss, 
C. Gibson, O. E. Steadman, J. Craig Jr., J. D'. Mabel, C. C. 
Martin, E. F. Cooper. 

No. 222, Marmora, Marmora — A. W. Drew, C. C. Watson, 
C. H. Buskard. 

No. 223, Norwood, Norwood — J. H. Caskey, G. E. Baker. 

No. 224, Huron, Hensall— Y. Dinnin, F. Wright, W. 0. 
Goodwin, I. L. Kalbfleisch, I. W. Youngblut, T. Chapman. 

No. 225, Bernard, Listowel — M. G. Beatty, A. Dodds. 

No. 228, Prince Arthur, Odessa — G. C. Smith, J. Bains, 

B. Clark, G. W. Wright. 

No. 229, Ionic, Brampton — C. Chevne, F. W. Biehardson, 

C. Allan, F. F. Wilcox, C. A. Firman, O. T. Walker, H. F. 
Loughlin. 

No. 230, Kerr, Barrie— C. E. Day, E. W. Stewart, M. D. 
Morrison. 

No. 231, Fidelity, Ottawa— X. W. Campbell. F. C. Horton, 
F. W. Smith. E. Wilson. 



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No. 232, Cameron, Dutton — E. Eoberts, J. U. Brown. 

No. 233, Doric, Parkhill — M. Turnbull, W. A. Sutherland. 

No. 236, Manitoba, Cookstown — J. C. Ramsay, C. W. 
Carr, I. Man, E. W. Dutton, T. Eobinson, G. Henry. 

No. 237, Vienna, Vienna — P. Williams, B. 0. Massecar, 
G. Vallee, A. Carson, H. P. Grant, R. Kelly. 

No. 238, Havelock, Watford — J. Menzies, P. Kingston. 

No. 239, Tweed, Tweed — S. Geen, S. A. McCarey, H. C. 
Vance, G. C. Mouck, M. G. Patterson. 

No. 242, Macoy, Mallorytown — L. J. MacDonald. 

No. 243, St. George, St. George— J. W. Howell, F. Wheat, 
J. T. Harrott, B. Stobbs. 

No. 245, Tecumseh, Thamesville — A. W. Cryderman, H. 
Minshall, H. Heatherington, A. Graham, A. H. Shute, J. E. 
Hardy, C. G. Shaw, C. D. Watson, J. E. Wells. 

No. 247, Ashlar, Toronto — J. G. Humphrey, J. R. Eumball, 
H. W. DeGuerre, W. H. Campbell, J. P. Kent, F. J. Coombs, 
C. E. Sanderson, H. D. Davies, C. C. Eous, E. W. E. Saunders, 
P. F. Wayman, T. K. Wade, V. Boyd, E. P. Lewis, G. C. Moore, 

F. G. McKay, A. N. Mcintosh, J. F. Stewart, T. H. Best, L. F." 
Eiggs, A. Dawson, C. S. Hamilton, A. L. Lyon, J. A. Shaw, 
W. M. Gordon. 

No. 249, Caledonian, Midland — O. I. Brien, J. J. Robins, 
J. S. McDowell, N. Shaubel, J. Coburn, C. H. White, J. H. 
Lukes, G. S. Dudley, C. A. Flowers, J. H. Park, J. W. Bald, 
J. E. Lounsbery, H. W. Colnett, A. E. Hartman, E. Letherby, 
H. J. Thompson, C. M. Vent, R. R. Wilson. 

No. 250, Thistle, Embro — K. Osterberg, J. J. McKay, A. 
E. McBurney, W. French, O. H. Murray, A. Halkett, B. Mc- 
Corquodale, A. G. McCorquodale, H. B. Atkinson, J. Kennedy, 
J. K. Martin. 

No. 253, Minden, Kingston — E. J. Johnson. 

No. 254, Clifton, Niagara Falls— J. E. MeGillivray, J. C. 
Rowley, J. Sorley, W. S. Buchanan, G. S. Warren, J. E. Brant, 

G. T. Rookley, F. W. Gregory. 

No. 255, Sydenham, Dresden— W. J. Tiffin, W. S. Clapp, 
E. E. Carscallen. 

No. 256, Farran's Point, Aultsville — E. F. Beckstead, J. 
C. Edwards, G. A. Edwards, C. M. McConnell. 

No. 257, Gait, Gait— N. C. McDonald, E. D. Law, J. 
Weepers, C. H. Smith. 

No. 258, Guelph, Guelph— W. G. Kitchen, C. F. Norrish, 
H. A. Hignall. 

No. 259, Springfield, Springfield— J. D. Burn, C. Cart- 
wright, J. F. Lamb, J. Condon, J. C. Dance, E. B. McKenney, 
S. B. Simpson, F. E. Harris, J. W. Green, 0. E. Cawthra. 



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No. 260, Washington, Petrolia — V. M. Norwood, C. B. 
Clubb, J. E. Cunningham, H. P. Sherrin, C. J. Hamilton, D. M. 
Steadman. 

No. 261, Oak Branca, Innerkip — W. E. Thompson, G. 
Smith. 

No. 262, Harriston, Harriston — F. F. Homuth. 

No. 263, Forest, Forest — W. F. Braun. 

No. 264, Chaudiere, Ottawa — G. A. Dempsey, G. A. Aikin, 
G. Patrick. 

No. 265, Patterson, Thornhill — A. Gilmore, C. Martin, *S. 
A. Allsop, X. McDonald, E. Francis, E. Brown. 

No. 266, Northern Light, Stayner — E. G. McQueen, D. J. 
Jones, W. A. Blackburn, G. A. Clemence. 

No. 267, Parthenon, Chatham — E. Montgomery. 

No. 268, Verulam, Bobcaygeon — T. H. Henderson, E. C. 
Anderson. 

No. 270, Cedar, Oshawa— C. E. Smith, W. Deans, W. E. 
Baker, H. L. Wallace, A. W. Bell, C. Simmons, B. B. Edmond- 
son, P. H. Jobb, H. G. Palmer, E. F. Farrow, E. Meek. 

No. 271, Wellington, Erin — J. W, Pawley. 

No. 272, Seymour, Ancaster — E. McMullen, J. H. Woodley, 
W. A. Brown. 

No. 274, Kent, Blenheim— W. B. Ford, C. H. Mooney, C. 
D. Flemming, A. L. Story. 

No. 276, Teeswater, Teeswater — J. C. Thompson, H. A. 
McBurney, G. Melvin. 

No. 277, Seymour, Port Dalhousie — C. T. Elmes. 

No. 282, Lome, G-lencoe— D. H. McEae, W. J. Ford, H. 
Bauer, C. H. E. Moss, J. D. Livingston, W. X. Eeycroft, C. D. 
Phelps, E. W. McDonald, J. A. Jones, E. J. Mumford, H. L. 
Bechill, C. E. Davidson, E. Singleton, H. W. Hurley, F. W. 
Freele, W. D. J. Moss, G. Blacklock, L. H. Pavne, J. T. Leth- 
bridge, A. B. Sinclair, W. E. Gardner, W. T. May, C. G. Yorke, 
A. McEae. 

No. 283, Eureka, Belleville — D. Moxam, A. L. Burke. 

No. 284, St. John's, Brussels — E. J.Bowman, H. Champion. 

No. 285, Seven Star, Alliston— F. Little, E. Skelton, N. L. 
Oliver, P. X. Knight. 

No. 286, Wingham, Wingham — W. VanWvck, E. A. 
Coutts, W. H. Phair, F. C. Fuller, H. A. Fuller, E*. C. Eedmond, 
W. J. Adams, H. Machan, E. S. Hetherington, J. J. McGee, A. 
Eeid, J. D. Beecroft, G. D. Fowler. 

No. 287, Shuniah, Port Arthur— J. B. Williams, H. Stan- 
worth. 

No. 289, Doric, Lobo — A. E. Ferguson, W. Keays. 

No. 290, Leamington, Leamington — B. D. McLean, E. 
Hartwick, G. H. Eobinson. 



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No. 291, Dufferin, West Flamboro — II. Yeomans, D. W. 
Dunkin. 

No. 292, Robertson, King— W. G. Jennings, F. E. Boys, 
W. II. IloiJes, A. J.' Wells. 

No. 294, Moore, Courtright — W. R. Wade. 

No. 295, Conestogo, Drayton — H. II. Thompson. 

No. 296, Temple, St. Catharines — H. D. MacPliorson, J. S. 
Anderson, W. J. Vickers, J. Backus, E. MacLean. 

No. 297, Preston, Preston — G. W. Weiberg, W. B. Denyes. 

No. 299, Victoria, Centreville — J. E. Hughes. 

No. 300, Mount Olivet, Thorndale— J. C. Sutherland. 

No. 302, St. David's, St. Thomas— H. H. Roberts, Wm, 
Swindels. 

No. 304, Minerva, Stroud — W. J. Sutherland, M. Stewart, 
G. Mulholland, F. Shannon. 

No. 305, Humber, Weston— H. X. Seal, T. O. Spour, A. E. 
Scythes, G. E. Medhurst, A. J. Polwarth, S. J. Totten, R. B. 
Marshall. 

No. 307, Arkona, Arkona — II. I). Thompson. 

No. 309, Morning Star, Carlow— B. D. Munro, J. J. Rob- 
ertson. 

No. 311, Blackwood, Woodbridge — C. H. Watts, W. Lin- 
gard, A. C. Johnson, S. MeClure, A. E. Kearney, A. B. Cousins, 
R. N. Mitchell, R. H. Barker, A. K. Watson, G. L. Gillivray, 
H. B. Rogers. 

No. 312, Pynx, Wallaceburg— G. W. Webb, G. C. Lindsay. 

F. Johnson, L. Genner, J. M. Burnett, J. H. Burnett, G. E. 
Norman. 

No. 313, Clementi, Lakefield— T. W. Chaplin, F. A. Payne, 
R. Bullock, C. W. Payne. 

No. 314, Blair, Palmerston — G. O. Best, A. McGugan, A. 

G. Baverstock, W. T. Brown, J. F. Edwards, S. Wald. 

No. 315, Clifford, Clifford— W. Mason. 

No. 316, Doric, Toronto— E. C. Vance, J. Leedham, A. J. 
Collins, R. Belfry, G. Pogue, W. A. Kershaw, A. G. Cranham, 
L. A. Anderton, R. H. Dee, R. R. Murdoch, P. C. Fowler, G. A. 
Glover, H. H. Mason, S. Hamilton, C. K. Muckle, B. J. Bradlev, 
C. Allen, G. C. Hunter, T. G. Waters; H. V. Locke, C. II. B. 
Johnson, L. W. Bourne. 

No. 319, Hiram, Hagersville— C. S. Graham, O. C. Dell, 
J. E. Greer, M. Winger. 

No. 321, Walker, Acton — J. A. Leslie, J'. Kenney, ( '. A. 
Darby, W. M. Cooper, S. McLean, F. Mcintosh, G. MusseLe, 
II. L. Ritchie. 

No. 322, North Star, Owen Sound— A. F. Gordon, W. M. 
Morrow, E. L. Vanstone, E. Sutherland, W. B. Phillips, J. P. 
Leslie, 



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No. 324, Temple, Hamilton — G. Chapman, J. R. Weekes, 
C. L. Mills. 

No. 325, Orono, Orono — W. W. Skerwin, J. J. Mellor, C. 

B. Tyrrell, .G. W. Hawke, E. B. Waddell, C. S. McLaren, A. F. 
McKenzie, E. E. Logan, B. C. Bosborough, G. M. Linton, C. W. 
Billings, H. A. Millson, O. W. Bolph, E. G. Power, J. G. Tam- 
blyn, E. E. Patterson. 

No. 326, Zetland, Toronto — L. S. Walker, P. E. Wootton, 
J. C. Greig, H. J. H. Deedman, \V. M. Bassin, H. V. Hearst, 
J. M. Burden, E. E. Baylis, J. Elliott, A. G. Parker, W. H. 
Hedges. 

No. 327, Hammond, Wardsville — H. Harvey, J. H. Meyers, 
L. Harvey, H. Pimblett. 

No. 328, Ionic, Napier — E. C. Freer, F. Eichardson, L. 
Richardson. 

No. 329, King Solomon, Jarvis — E. E. Miller, L. L. McBride. 

No. 330, Corinthian, London — J. H. Watson, W. Pope, J. 
A. Elgie, W. E. Bradt, J. Ferguson. 

No. 331, Fordwich, Fordwich— H. B. Collins, E. W. X. 
Wade. 

No. 332, Stratford, Stratford— E. Williamson, A. G. Alder, 
W. H. Witchurch, H. .1. Kastner, L. W. Shore, J. K. Orr, F. C. 
Ward, C. E. Swatridge, G. S. Atkins, H. J. Easton, A. Wilson. 

No. 333, Prince Arthur, Flesherton — J. McWilliams, C. J. 
Bellamy, A. Down. 

No. 334, Prince Arthur, Arthur— E. G. Heppler, C. E. Drury, 
S. L. Small, W. C. Drury, D. W. Lennox, J. Boyd, J. K. Blair, 
G. A. Shaver, L. J. Burney, A. L. Pinder, N. P. Truemner, E. 
L. Ruthford, G. F. Smith,' E. E. Smith, C. E. Towris, H. E. 
Fair, W. Stuckey, P. L. Drury. 

No. 336, Highgate, Highgate— H. Goodbrand, F. C. Ash- 
ton. 

No. 337, Myrtle, Port Robinson— W. J. Jagges, E. B. 
Camp, W. G. Biggar, S. J. Gill, W. M. Morris, J. E. C. Simpson, 
F. H. M. Hardy, L. C. Stallwood, A. Egerter, W. C. Biggar, 

C. I. Lundy, A. Pender. 

No. 338, Dufferin, Wellandport — W. Ellsworth, R. J. 
Gracey, J. Lampman, J. E. Cass, W. A. Farr, F. Donovan. 

No. 339, Orient, Toronto— A. M. Watt, P. C. Werthner, 
W. Pendleton, H. A. Young, H. W. Pierce, W. 0-. Matthews, 
A. M. Thome. 

No. 341, Bruce, Tiverton — J. A. McKinnon, J. L. McKin- 
non, J. P. Cameron. 

No. 343, Georgina, Toronto— O. H. Barrett, W. M. Lewis, J. 
V. Trebell, R. C. Berkinshaw, P. W. Da vies, J. E. James, P. P. 
Corking, A. H. Downs, G. M. Downs. 

No. 344, Merrill, Dorchester — X. Sauter. 



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No. 345, Nilestown, Nilestown — H. Dickinson, A. Snel- 
grove, W. H. Atrill, G. H. Martin, J. F. Johnson. 

No. 346, Occident, Toronto — W. M. Glover, C. Clayton, 
S. E. Sollev, J. T. Dempster, H. B. Hutchins, G. .Sanford, I. 
Johnson, J.' C. West, J. Howlett, E. J. Mills, J. F. Smeall, W. 
M. Williams, A. C. Knox, H. E. McBride, J. T. Berry, A. E. 
Powell, J. E. Collect, J. W. Eowlinson, T. W. Horn, C. S. Hall, 
H. B. Stoneham, A. Mason. 

No. 347, Mercer, Fergus — G. E. Milner, W. A. Maedal, 
J. C. MacDonald, M. C. Watson, W. B. Gow. 

No. 348, Georgian, Penetanguishene — E. D. Keefe, E. T. 
C. Dwelly, W. E. Bradley, J. M. H. McGuire, E. E. Trustham, 
W. Kemp. 

No. 352, Granite, Parry Sound — E. A. Johnston, P. F. 
Monlton. 

No. 354, Brock, Cannington — K. C. Mark. 

No. 356, River Park, Streetsville — H. W. Burton, F. A. 
Maas, W. J. Moore, W. H. Hope. 

No. 358, Delaware Valley, Delaware — F. McKay, L. Ward, 
X. Stewart, E. A. Campbell. 

No. 359, Vittoria, Vittoria— A. D. Dennis, G. Ferris, C. 
Stanley, E. B. Matthews, W. Bowden, C. E. Bullock. 

No. 360, Muskoka, Bracebridge — H. C. Budd. 

No. 361, Waverley, Guelph— A. D. Halls, A. W. Baker, 
H. E. Cosford, J. T. Power. 

No. 362, Maple Leaf, Tara— G. A. X. Funston, C. B. 
Grant, W. A. Delgarns, G. C. Munson, W. S. Tindale, C. M. 
Merriam, H. A. Collins, G. A. Eobertson. 

No. 364, Dufferin, Melbourne — G. Marshman, G. Jarvis, 

C. H. Adams, J. C. McLean, S. Acton. 

No. 367, St. George, Toronto— F. E. Stafford, A. Har- 
greaves, E. E. Shaw, E. B. Dargavel, P. Eitchie, H. Dixon, 
W. A. Shone, A. G. Sounders, H. E. Eichmond, J. H. Wilkinson, 
T. Griffiths, S. G. Xewdick, J. T. Gilchrist, A. E. Carrothers, 

D. J. Dixon, G. F. Guy, C. W. Asselstine. 

No. 368, Salem, Brockville — S. D. Eowsome, 0. A. Holmea, 
W. H. Drummond. 

No. 369, Mimico, Lambton Mills — T. G. Martin, J. P. 
Glendenning, F. A. C. Butler, J. A. Elford, J. A. Lvons, J. 
Kendall, J. H. Dicken, A. B. Eice. 

No. 370, Harmony, Delta — A. L. Campbell. 

No. 371, Prince of Wales, Ottawa — W. B. Kelly. 

No. 372, Palmer, Fort Erie North.— G. E. Cornell, W. W. 
Gorham, C. Butler, W. B. Fenwick. 

No. 373, Copestone, Welland — X. H. Korell. 

No. 374, Keene, Keene— J. W. Gall, D. D. Brown, S. M. 
Comrie. 



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No. 376, Unity, Huntsville— W. R. Beelby, D. M. Grant, 
P. Gerhart, E. H. Flaxman. 

No. 377, Lome, Shelburne — H. O. Hutcheson, S. Patterson. 

No. 378, King Solomon's, London — A. B. Clinton, D. G. 
Wood, H. E. Abell, A. M. Trick, J. White, J. Davidson, B. L. 
Gilbert, J. Purkiss. 

No. 379, Middlesex, Bryanston — L. Shier, M. Johnson, H. 
Foster. C. W. Gloyne, W. M. Pattison, B. Medhani, H. Maddoek. 

No. 380, Union, London — H. B. Barnes, M. H. Burns, J. 
W. Carson, W. E. Rider. C. T. Bailey, C. F. Mackewn. 

No. 382, Doric, Hamilton— T. G. Regan, W. H. Wallace, 
J. W. Watters, L. P. Robertson. P. T. Wood. 

No. 383, Henderson. Winchester — J. P. Milne, W. J. 
Steward. 

No. 381, Alpha, Toronto — G. A. Rider, H. L. Freeston, J. 
Bain. D. P. Collins, R. W. Downey, J. Black, M. A. Searle, R. 
X. MeElhinney, W. 11. Brown, P. \V. Rogers, H. Burridge, H. E. 
French, J. Eyre. 

No. 385, Spry, Beeton— C. Heuchan, W. H. Allan, S. R. 
McKelvey. 

No. 386, McCoU, West Lome— W. Clark, W. Zoller, J. L. 
Atkinson. 

No. 387, Lansdowne, Lansdowne — G. A. Washington. 

No. 388, Henderson, Ilderton— B. McXair, E. Hord, R. A. 
W. Carter, *'. X. Grieve, M. X. Grieve, B. R. Clemance, H. G. 
Fletcher. 

No. 390, Florence, Florence — J. Moorehouse, L. W. Elliott. 

No. 391, Howard, Ridgetown— D. R. McDiarmid, B. B. 
Foster. 

No. 393, Forest, Chesley— T. E. McXeil, P. Gantmon, H. 
A. Doubt, F. W. Fisher. 

No. 394, King Solomon, Thamesford — R. R. Day, C. R. 
Stewart, J. Chowen, J. H. Clark, M, V. Armitage, P. Elgie. 

No. 395, Parvaim, Comber — F. L. Gates, L. Dean, E. E. 
Londry. 

No. 396, Cedar, Wiarton— S. E. Foster, W. M. Newman, 
C. H. Whiclier. 

No. 397, Leopold, Brigden — S. Capes. 

No. 398, Victoria, Kirkfield— D. Deverell, G. V. Grant, 
W. D. Deverell, J. D. McMillan. 

No. 399, Moffatt, Harrietsville — A. Lyons, L. Stevenson, 
E. A. McLennan, C. M. Boyse, C. Hinge. 

No. 400, Oakville, Oakville — C. M. Kent, R. M. Smith. 

No. 401, Craig, Deseronto — R. Wessman, F. D. Pringle. 

No. 402, Central, Essex— E. Purvis, D. Wilson, R. C. 
Brushett, C. G. Johnston, J. R. Johnston, A. C. Ransom, E. W. 
Hines, J. C. Linton. 



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No. 103, Windsor, Windsor— K. H. Moore, F. W. Brown, 
A. Shaw, A. P. Mclntyre. 

No. 409, Golden Rule, Gravenhurst — F. Sharpe, T. Grcav- 
ette, J. W. Fryer. 

No. 410, Zeta, Toronto — N. G. Switzer, S. J. Boyde, D. 
G. Lyons, H. L. Bennett, E. L. Aekerman, L. E. Butters, A. F. 
Hetherington, W. H. Blaekwell, A. W. Davies, J. Donaldson, 
G. D. Forsyth, H. Singer, W. McEaehern, R. H. Switzer, C. C. 
Wallace. 

No. 411, Rodney, Rodney — C. Black, J. H. Burnelt, J. R. 
Bandeen. 

No. 412, Keystone, Sault Ste. Marie — W. L. Taylor, W. 
W. Cook, A. Brechin, P. H. Sparling. 

No. 414, Pequonga, Kenora — G. Grnchy. E. Holme-', D. H. 
Currie. 

No. 415, Fort William, Fort William— A. X. xVngus. 

No. 416, Lyn, Lyn— B. B. McNish. 

No. 417, Keewatin, Keewatin — C. E. Letman. 

No. 418, Maxville, Maxville — H. A. Wilkes. 

No. 419, Liberty, Sarnia — R. J. Kerr, E. L. Freitz, J. H. 
Aitchison, W. T. Crisp, C. A. Johnson. 

No. 420, Nipissing, Nortli Bay— B. F. Xott, P. A. Hunt- 
ington, G. W. Deegan. 

No. 421, Scott, Grand Valley— J. Talbot, H. Barker, W. 
H. Watson, W. Berwick, G. H. Hardy, <'. W. Lawson, O. Hardy. 

No. 422, Star of the East, Bothwell— W. W. Allen, G. 
Winship, M. R. Grainger. 

No. 423, Strong, Sundridgo— L. Peake, F. II. Quirt, 1) T. 
Johnston, A. M. Church. 

No. 424, Doric, Pickering — W. F. Baker. 0. S. Bryant, A. 
Russell, A. J. Grigsley, W. T. Overend, F. M. Chapman, R. P. 
Winter, G. Winter, G. H. Balsdon, W. P. Xeale. C. E. Morley, 
H. W. Boyes, R. A. Murison. 

No. 426, Stanley, Toronto— G. Hume, W. H. Town. W. 
Clark, J. L. Johnson, J. O. Arnott, G. McKenzie, J. R. Cox, 
R. Mitchell, H. D. Sommerville, C. H. Fraser, F. X. Xicholls. 

No. 427, Nickel, Sudbury— A. E. Waller, C. Bibby, L. 
Fowler, G. M. McCormack, E. A. Martin. G. A. Ehy, J. R. Gill, 
A. R. Gilpin. 

No. 428, Fidelity, Port Perry — R. H. Cornish, G. Lane, 
E. J. Hutchinson, H. L. Durkin, C. Williams, A. B. Cawker, 
J. B. Lundy, C. Philp. 

No. 430, Acacia, Toronto — W. Irwin, F. Hill, W. J. 
Pickard, J. S. Pickard, G. H. Sherwood, A. Pickles, W. R. 
Edwards, A. Jones, H. G. French, E. C. Hall, E. Balfour, A. M. 
Heron, J. Collins. 



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No. 432, Hanover, Hanover — W. H. Hill, J. A. Magee, 
J. Mills. 

No. 433, Bonnechere, Eganville — E. Drefke, L». M. Deagle, 
R. P. Mills. 

No. 434, Algonquin, Emsdale — E. V. Elliott, H. R. Hay- 
ward, J. F. McDonald, J. E. Woodruff, D. W. Campbell. 

No. 435, Havelock, Havelock — C. A. Steenburgh, W. J. 
Nobes, L. H. Cooke. 

No. 436, Burns, Hep-worth — A. Westlake, W. F. Brown, 
C. Perkins, J. E. Matches, W. P. Brooks, G. Walker, W. Morley. 

No. 437, Tuscan, Sarnia — O. T. Bulman, S. Smith. 

No. 438, Harmony, Toronto — J. Highet, C. M. Byan, A. 

Clarke, H. N. Carr, D. S. Cody, W. R. Shaw, H. Tough, W. H. 
S. Robertson, J. E. McMulkin, W. H. King, R. McCann. 

No. 441, Westport, Westport — W. C. Taylor. 

No. 443, Powassan, Powassan — W. Bartraw, H. J. Paul, 
E. J. Liddle, C. P. Shapter. 

No. 445, Lake of the Woods, Kenora — C. E. Letman, A. 
S. O'Hara. 

No. 446, Granite, Fort Frances— C. H. Maffey, E. W. 
Wilkins, I. W. Smith, F. T. Smith. 

No. 447, Sturgeon Falls, Sturgeon Falls— R. H. Pepper, 
M. Mandell, W. H. Armitage, J. M. Wilson. 

No. 448, Zenophon, Wheatley — J. D. McGregor. 

No. 449, Dundalk, Dundalk — D. E. Ritchie, H. Montgom- 
ery, E. A. Ruttle, A. D. Harrison. 

No. 450, Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury — W. W. Steele. 

No. 452, Avonmore, Avonmore — D. H. Campbell. 

No. 453, Royal, Fort William — D. A. Morgan. 

No. 454, Corona, Burk's Falls — W. E. Clarke, J. Hilliar, 
G. F. Myers. 

No. 455, Doric, Little Current — O. T. Bennett, R. Haines, 
M. D. McConkey, C. R. Bradley, F. T. Nichol. 

No. 456, Elma, Monkton— H. A. McCourt. 

No. 457, Century, Merlin — H. Stover. 

No. 458, Wales, Wales — A. A. Morrison. 

No. 459, Cobden, Cobden — D. Burns. 

No. 460, Rideau, Seeley's Bay — W. Huntsback, H. Stanton. 

No. 461, Ionic, Rainy River — G. Gruchy. 

No. 462, Temiskaming, New Liskeard— S. T. Mallett, J. 
Penman, W. J. Fuller, J. S. McCullough. 

No. 463, North Entrance, Haliburton — J. W. Johnston. 

No. 464, King Edward, Sunderland — J. Smith, W. J. Mc- 
Cully, J. R. S. McLeod, C. E. Shier. 



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No. 465, Carleton, Carp — A. Anna, W. P. Kennedy, M. D. 
Anderson, J. S. Thompson. 

No. 466, Coronation, Elmvale — C. E. Graham, T. Dawes, 
K. MeAuley, H. L. McKay, A. L. Fleming, S. Kimberley. 

No. 467, Tottenham, Tottenham — J. L. MacFadyen, A. 
McLean, R. M. Lavery, R. A. Semple. 

No. 468, Peel, Caledon East — A. F. Dean, E. Sparrow, 
W. B. Cannon, F. J. Holder, M. H. Nelson, H. G. Holder, G. E. 
Atkinson, G. A. Evans, G. E. Pallister, J. 0. Little, J. S. Veals, 
T. R. McCartney, H. Spratt, J. X. Proctor. 

No. 469, Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie — F. H. Pearse. 

No. 470, Victoria, Victoria Harbour — J. Poppleton, W. B. 
Crooke, J. B. Eplett, C. M. Moore, F. A. Gendron. 

No. 471, King Edward VII, Chippawa — A. Gray, M. C. 
Bacon, W. Philp, W. Smeaton. 

No. 473, The Beaches, Toronto — F. W. Shuker, S. J. 
Manchester, B. H. Nesbitt, W. G. Hamilton, S. M. Muir. 

No. 474, Victoria, Toronto — C. Rowntree, A. K. Kean, N. 
A. Bodrug, W. H. Searles, G. A. Williams, A. S. Topping, P. A. 
Jerman, F. P. Hopkins, R. J. Egerton, D. L. McPhersoh, C. L. 
Foley, G. W. Eckert, N. Henry, L. G. Tutty, C. P. Curry, R. L. 
Charles, G. W. Carrow, W. J. Wadsworth, G. H. Boyd, A. O. 
Wilson, R. S. King, G. Angus, G. C. Pantz. 

No. 475, Dundurn, Hamilton — R. T. Rodger, R. Buchanan, 
G. Cousins, A. D. Baillie, G. Milne. 

No. 476, Corinthian, North Gower — G. A. Greer. 

No. 477, Harding, Woodville — J. R. Kelsey. 

No. 478, Milverton, Milverton — A. C. Murdy. 

No. 479, Russell, Russell — L. W. Latimer, J. Twiname. 

No. 480, Williamsburg, Williamsburg — D. C. Hamilton. 

No. 481, Corinthian, Toronto — S. H. Cockburn, T. MacFar- 
lane, D. A. Probert, S. D. Roberts, G. M. Britton, J. Manuel, 
W. N. Hannigan, G. F. Allen, H. J. Jones. 

No. 482, Bancroft, Bancroft— E. L. McColl, G. W. Davy, 
P. J. Stringer, J. L. Churcher. 

No. 483, Granton, Granton— C. W. Mc-Roberts, R. Mills. 

No. 485, Haileybury, Haileybury — A. T. Humphreys. 

No. 486, Silver, Cobalt— A. II. Moss. 

No. 487, Penewobikong, Blind River — R. Haines. 

No. 488, King Edward, Harrow— II. Pillon. 

No. 489, Osiris, Smith's Falls— M. W. Lever, M. G. Haley. 

No. 490, Hiram, Markdale — S. York, F. Peters, T. H. 
Reaburn. 

No. 491, Cardinal, Cardinal— G. G. Merkley. 

No. 492, Karnak, Coldwater— R. F. Aitchison, C. H. Eplett. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 21 

No. 494, Riverdale, Toronto — B. R. Ekblad, W. B. Christie, 

D. Colman, W. Thorn, D. Walton, R. V. Canipkin, G. Jones, P. 
Bell, F. J. Pike, W. Boss, L. E. Jordan, G. B. Cairns, A. E. 
Buchanan. 

No. 495, Electric, Hamilton — A. Jones, D. M. Ritchie, M. 
Biggs, T. Leaker, J. Conway, H. F. Davis, H. Boucher, R. L. 
Davies, R. D. Berry. 

No. 496, University, Toronto — A. D. Jamieson, J. H. Fox, 
W. J. Dunlop, C. E. Higginbottom, M. C. Hooper, A. D. Le Pan, 
A. E. MaeGregor, W. A. Doidge, J. T. Burt-Gerrans, J. J. Traill, 

E. J. Walkom, R. T. C. Dwelly, C. R. Redfern, P. W. Rogers, 
N. W. Reynolds, W. S. Kirkland. A. A. Kinghorn, F. T. Xiehol, 
A. M. Fal'lis, C. S. Gulston, F. R. Lorriman, R. J. Marshall, R. O. 
Hearst. 

No. 497, St. Andrew's, Arden — A. E. Hughes. 

No. 498, King George V, Coboconk — C. O. Phillips. 

No. 499, Port Arthur, Port Arthur— D. J. Steen. 

No. 500, Rose, Windsor— M. J. Hutson, E. Phillips, H. Farr, 

E. N. Shrier. E. J. Sirrs, W. Doran. 

No. 501, Connaught, Mimico — ML H. King, A. D. Xorris, 
J. Farrington, J. Seawright, W. Jones, E. J. Everett, R. T. C. 
Dwelly, J. V. Lee, T. M. Staunton, C. H. MeFaddin, J. Rogers. 

No. 502, Coronation, Smithville — F. F. Hays, S. Magden. 

No. 503, Inwood, Inwood — L. W. Elliott. 

No. 504, Otter, Lombardy — D. C. Moodie. 

No. 505, Lynden, Lynden — R. S. Ferns, E. Dayman, H. 
Whyte, H. B. Dayman, J. S. Howell. 

No. 506, Porcupine, S. Porcupine — E. J. Mason, R. C. 
Ellis. 

No. 508, Ozias, Brantford — C. J. Sharpe. 

No. 509, Twin City, Kitchener — R. H. Powner, C. J. Heim- 
rich, H. L. Freeston, J. W. Stoner, G. DeKleinhans, E. Tailey, 
A. B. Shoemaker, H. Coxon, 0. A. Keffer. 

No. 510, Parkdale, Toronto— C. E. Tavlor, A. G. Parker, 

F. A. R. Mc-Xair, R. C. Mair, J. T. Redhead. C. H. Allen, E. H. 
Wilson. 

No. 511, Connaught, Fort William — W. D. Sutherland. 

No. 512, Malone, Sutton West— R. E. Weir, M. 0. Tre- 
mayue, J. H. Bodley. W. H. Bugsley, F. E. Somerville, J. D. 
Tate, H. A. Thompson. 

No. 513, Corinthian, Hamilton — L. X. Long, R. J. Crocker, 
F. F. Diekerson, A. G. Elford, G. W. Presnell, J. H. Eydt. 

No. 514, St. Alban's, Toronto— E. P. Harris, E. W. Stod- 
dard, G. W. McRae, T. F. Ranee. J. L. House, J. A. Burton, 
H. S. McHenry, H. V. Melntyre, H. C. Russell, J. S. Simpson. 

No. 515, Reba, Brantford— R. W. E. McFadden, T. E. 
Greenaway, J. A. Wedlake, A. MeAllan. 



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No. 516, Enterprise, Beachburg — E. T. Wood, R. JervK 

No. 517, Hazeldean, Hazeldean — J. A. Hope. 

No. 519, Onondaga, Onondaga— G. H. Van Sickle, C. W. G. 
Campbell, R. Jamieson. 

No. 520, Coronati, Toronto — C. Wapshott, W. G. Xeale, 
D. C. Little, H. Lane, A. 0. Finlay, F. G. Chandler, T. E. Ash- 
ton, G. P. Grinyer, W. T. Overend, C. Muekleston, L. Lloyd, 
R. H. Saunders," J. Henderson, E. R. Foster, R. F. Hunter, G. 
H. Elson, G. B. Bailey. 

No. 521, Ontario, Windsor — G. F. Plumton, H. Watson, 
R. V. Wakeley, L. H. Wilson, C. M. Fry, T. L. Mclntyre. 

No. 522, Mount Sinai, Toronto — W. Fienberg, M. Cooper, 
L. Danson, A. I. Cohen, M. Levy, I). L. Harris, A. L. Tinker. 

No. 523, Royal Arthur, Peterborough — J. Turnbull, J. 
Semple. 

No. 524, Mississauga, Port Credit— W. H. Pallett, R. E. 
Malpass, C. W. Robb, J. A. Smith, H. R. Warren, J. Heywood, 
T. S. Bavlev, G. C. Main, E. J. Madill, A. L. Whittaker, W. 
Baldwin, ' E." E. Slacer, G.D. Pattinson. 

No. 525, Temple, Toronto — F. S. Jennison, E. C. T. Hughes, 
H. J. Leake, G. Oulton, J. Graves, E. H. Hughes, W. Agnew, 
W. F. Graham, J. G. Meldrum, H. R, Grundy, J. Clellaud, D. J. 
Gunn, F. R, Fleet, H. J. N. Cannon. 

No. 526, Ionic, Westboro — A. H. Ritchie, W. C. Farley, 
W. E. Leach. 

No. 527, Espanola, Espanola — S. F. Ramsay, J. Lesser, 
J. Goodman, H. H. Harvie, D. B. Chant. 

No. 528, Golden Beaver, Timmins — R. Chalmers. 

No. 529, Myra, Komoka — 0. Campbell, J. B. Frank. 

No. 530, Cochrane, Cochrane — M. D. Dubin, W. H. Quinn, 

No. 531, High Park, Toronto— W. G. Mabev, G. W. Allan, 
S. A. Marshall, J. D. Williamson, W. R. Heyes, G. E. B. Wheel- 
er. R. B. Magill, J. F. Dale, W. G. Palmer, W. J. Hutchinson, 
R. A. Jennings, A. Sinclair, C. H. Lord, G. S. Scovell. 

No. 532, Canada, Toronto — J. A. Perrv, R. W. Henderson, 
J. A. Hearn, E. D. Mullen, R. Carnev, H. M. Alchin, L. C. 
Alchin, T. A. Johnston, E. G. Jaekman, E. G. McKay, J. J. 
McLennan, A. T. Yule, T. R. Hunter, W. Ramsav, T. A. Lamon, 

A. C. White, A. W. Hancock, A. E. Skeats, A." Wilson. 

No. 533, Shamrock, Toronto— R. Atkinson, J. Scott, R. 
Gordon, J. O. Cameron, H. Smith, D. C. Parker, R. Parker, W. 
Garrett, G. H. Lepper, J. W. Andrew. 

No. 534, Englehart, Englehart — D. Korman. 

No. 535, Phoenix, Fonthill — H. H. Summers, B. C. Damude, 
J. A. Barron, W. Barron, F. H. Clark, I. L. Barnhart, T. A. 
Barron, J. M. B. McClellan, L. Morgan Jr., J. A. Christie, S. 

B. Brush, B. A. Pattison. 



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No. 536, Algonquin, Copper Cliff — G. Robb. 

No. 537, Ulster, Toronto — W. M. Clapperton, H. G. Holden, 
S. H. Simpson, W. Phillips, C. A. Jones, B. K. Brown, R. S. 
Kerr. J. R. Willis, C. M. Platten, R. Aiken, T. H. Wilson, H. 
A. Stewart, G. S. Sanderson, R, Campbell, W. J. Blair. 

No. 538, Earl Kitchener, Port McNicoll — R. X. L. Yosper, 
L. ('. Armstrong, J. D. McPhee, A. McCullagh, L. E. Gosselin, 
E. J. Brownell, J. A. Davidson, G. Patterson, W. Tunnoek. 

No. 539, Waterloo, Waterloo— K. S. Rabb, J. E. Westwell, 
H. G. Mistele, X. MeEachern, H. W. Brown, R. F. Peteh, V. 
Snider, W. H. Dundas. 

No. 540, Abitibi, Iroquois Falls — P. Faler. 

No. 541, Tuscan, Toronto — S. 0. Cuthbertson, W. J. Black, 
W. R. Scott, R. F. Hutchins, W. F. B. Bagsley, J. E. Carter, 
J. C. Hetherington, S. G. Xicholls, H. P. Smyth, W. V. Ridge- 
way, F. D. Robertson, J. W. Spence, F. A. Burnett. 

No. 542, Metropolitan, Toronto — L. Peacock, W. D. Fer- 
guson, J. A. Trover, P. S. Churchward, J. R. Marr. A. J. Barber, 
X. Guthrie, J. A. Matheson. 

No. 543, Imperial, Toronto— A. E. Moss. H. R. McDonald, 
A. H. Harding, D. A. McLean, G. A. Dempster, J. E. Walker, 
T. McDonald, E. E. Reid. 

No. 544, Lincoln, Abingdon — E. Pettigrew, J. D. Warner. 

No. 545, John Ross Robertson, Toronto — W. E. Graham, 
S. W. Howell, A. M. Clark, F. R. Averhart, J. R. Legecy, 
G. W. Clark, T. E. Clegg, E. McMorran. X. V. Locke, H. Swift. 
A. M. Heron. W. H 

No. 546, Talbot, St. Thomas — W. G. Saxon, C. H. Roberts, 
W. A. D. Patterson, R. B. Bowey. 

No. 547, Victory, Toronto — W. Asquith, X. F. D. Kellev, 
C. A. Carpenter, H. F. Wells, F. R. Clark, J. M. Pike, W. T>'. 
Sprinks, S. H. Appleby, W. T. Kincade, F. E. Smith, D. A. 
McRae, A. Lambeth, R. S. Caston, P. W. Rogers, J. W. Wood- 
land, H. Haynes, W. H. Hedges. 

No. 548, General Mercer, Toronto — C. M. DeGroat. E. T. 
Clarke, W. H. Baldwin, A. F. Tannahill, G. E. Rees. W. Asp- 
inall, J. H. Bell, X. E. LeMaitre, R. J. Lewis. 

No. 549, Ionic, Hamilton— E. G. Krebs, S. Mitchell, J. 
Forth, J. M. Connor, J. Rosie. 

No. 550, Buchanan, Hamilton — S. H. Dolman, R. F. War- 
wick, G. A. Fuller, J. Forth, P. G. Moore, J. R. Routledge, J. 
E. Richardson. 

No. 551, Tuscan, Hamilton— G. B. Hanson, C. S. Cromp- 
ton, W. B. Matthews, R. A. Carter, W. Brown. 

No. 552, Queen City, Toronto — R. Elsie, A. Harris, H. 
Lemmer, C. Perrett, H. L. Rehill, S. Case, W. F. McFerran, J. 
Hillman, G. G. Spracklin, G. A. Garnett, B. O'Neill, W. Carey, 
J. McMechan, E. Adair, T. Swain, L. S. Elsie, B. H. McKnight. 



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No. 553, Oakwood, Toronto — G. E. Hodgson, J. D. Bal- 
lantyne, C. D. Wilson, G. E. Smith, J. E. Wardle, S. H. Mc- 
Elwain, J. Wildeman, F. Seeviour, A. E. Carruth, E. M. Pater- 
son, B. S. Sheldon, A. E. Wass, G. Muir. 

No. 554, Border Cities, Windsor — A. E. Howe, D. Cassady, 
E. E. Shipley. E. T. Howe, E. J. Morton, A. H. MacQuarrie. 

No. 555, Wardrope, Hamilton — G. E. Gaylard Jr., L. A. 
Oliver, W. J. Attig, J. Forth, G. C. Gage, M. E. Smith, W. J. 
Smith, B. L. Springstead, H. P. Gaylard, G. Lang, J. C. Coch- 
rane, J. P. Mills, E. L. Hummel, J. M. MacBridge, G. A. Ire- 
land, A. Brooks, T. Tregunno. 

No. 556, Nation, Spencerville — T. C. Eeilly, J. J. Gray, 
G. B. Drummond. 

No. 558, Sidney Albert Luke, Ottawa — G. W. Eiehardson, 
P. J. Moulds. 

No. 559, Palestine, Toronto — J. Eoebuek, H. A. Pike, H. 
Ginsberg, H. Bocknek, B. Yaffe, A. Singer, H. Papernick, A. 
M. Axler, J. Lunenfeld, M. Kaplan, D. Collins, H. M. Eoten- 
berg, E. Eose. 

No. 560, St. Andrew's, Ottawa— A. M. Men-it t, I. E. 
Henderson. 

No. 561, Acacia, Westboro — G. E. Shouldier, J. M. Proud- 
man, W. F. Davis, H. A. Hyde-Clarke, G. T. Wild, A. P. Mc- 
Lennan. 

No. 562, Hamilton, Hamilton — A. E. Weale, J. H. Lee, H. 
J. MacDougall, E. G. Dixon, W. G. Smitton. F. E. Feaver, W. 
H. Furneaux. 

No. 563, Victory, Chatham — E. E. Porteous, H. M. Smith, 
P. Brown, H. J. Balmer. 

No. 564, Ahslar, Ottawa — E. L. Eeaume, A. S. Kennarl. 
H. E. Eeaume, D. A. Esdale, C. W. Powers, H. S. Jevons. 

No. 565, Kilwinning, Toronto— E. W. Pattison, E. E. 
Hunter, E. Langlev, M. E. Thomas, J. F. Mitchell, J. M. Hain. 
E. M. Penrose, E." J. Stewart, G. J. Beach, H. E. Fleet, B. C. 
McClelland, F. J. Cross. 

No. 566, King Hiram, Toronto — A. Wright, S. D. Shaw, 
M. E. Gould, S. S. Whalen, J. Walters, E. Bailey, S. F. Albert- 
son, W. J. Wadsworth. 

No. 567, St. Aiden's, Toronto— E. G. Entwistle, P. F. W. 
Lange, W. E. Percival. 

No. 568, Hullett, Londesboro — W. J. Dale. 

No. 569, Doric, Lakeside — L. Kittmer, W. Dunlop, C. 
Langdon, W. J. Matheson, G. Gregory, J. Boss, L. Harris, A. 
Baker, L. Innis, J. Muir, C. Beavers, J. Baker, W. King, C. 
Cole, E. Duncan, F. Seaton, D. Seaton, H. G. Harris, P. Harris, 
S. Hutton. 



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No. 570, Dufferin, Toronto — H. L. Arnott, E. J. Taylor, 
G. H. Howey, J. A. McDonald, M. T. Case, G. C. Poole, J. A. 
Hodgins. 

No. 571, Antiquity, Toronto — J. Batstone, W. Watkin, W. 
Midwood, W. Sellors, W. Burns, A. Fyfe, E. J. Trist. 

No. 572, Mizpaa, Toronto — J. H. Gahagan, J. E. Stuckum, 
R. D. Eobinson, E. 0. Lockhart, F. J. A. Gamey, H. F. Allen, 
V. M. Brown, F. Howell, X. A. Stewart, A. Bongourd, R. W. 
Frow, A. E. Williams, V. F. Bassman, J. W. Thomson. 

No. 573, Adoniram, Niagara Falls — A. J. Robinson, C. H. 
Ellah, W. J. Stonehou-^e. G. E. French, J. T. Ruley, G. A. 
Thompson. 

No. 574, Craig, Ailsa Craig — F. J. MeLeod. 

No. 575, Fidelity, Toronto— W. E. Sills, F. W. Studd, A. 
Hutton, C. Cramond, R. S. Simmons, W. Ogilvie. 

No. 576, Mimosa, Toronto — W. MeKnight, W. G. Perkins. 

A. M. Heron, W. E. Webster, H. G. French, W. J. R. Rogers, 

B. Gunn, X. L. Grant, G. F. Empringham, J. J. Pepins. 

No. 577, St. Clair, Toronto— C. E. Hough, C. W. Christie, 
G. R. Stephens, H. L. Martvn, J. H. Phillips, H. B. Llovd, R, 
W. McConnell, W. F. Gunning, F. X. Fletcher, F. A. Evans, 
J. Woodland, A. G. Saunders. 

No. 578, Queen's, Kingston — G. L. Edgett, J. A. McRae. 

No. 579, Harmony, Windsor— H. White, T. F. Sartain, J. 
L. Miller. 

No. 580, Acacia, London — C. Steele, A. E. Selwey, W. 
Lancaster, F. Lawson. 

No. 581, Harcourt, Toronto — L. A. Henderson, G. H. Ross. 

No. 582, Sunnyside, Toronto — C. Biggart, J. H. Hiscox. 
W. H. Parkhill, R. T. Hogg. 

No. 583, Transportation, Toronto — C. H. Armstrong, J. 
A. McGregor, F. W. Charles, J. T. Redhead, G. A. Campbell, 
W. Tansley, E. C. Tyers. 

No. 584, Ka.ministiquia, Fort William — J. G. Murcheson, 
R. B. Pow. 

No. 585, Royal Edward, Kingston— L. Wheeler, E. E. 
Bennett, F. R. Farley, C. M. Crawford, M. G. Johnston. 

No. 586, Remembrance, Toronto — R. E. Cain, T. W. Addi- 
son, R. W. Smart, W. S. Duck, H. K. Lamb, S. F. Hutchinson, 
A. Bennett, C. H. Ward, F. J. Johnson, F. J. Ranee, B. M. 
Mundy, H. C. Judges. 

No. 587, Patricia, Toronto — W. Woodman, I. Suttie, A. 
Soutar, R. Sommerville, E. G. Chaplin, C. Jennings, G. A. John- 
son, M. F. Smeall, W. McMillan, S. Donnan, D. A. Xorris, A. 
Braidwood, J. R. Longstaffe, L. A. Simpson, A. E. Foote. 

No. 588, National, Capreol— D. R. Hayes, M. Xisbet. 



26 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. 589, Grey, Toronto — F. H. Bennett, A. J. McCully, 
F Q Celin. P. E. Sillifant, H. J. Taylor, F. L. Hubbard, T. H. 
Williamson, H. free, W. B. Petch, J. F. Patton, T. Chard, F. 
H Beard, B. M. Lethbridge, C. Hoyle, J. P. C. McLatchy, S. J. 
Edgerton, W. G. Davis, S. A. Taylor, A. E, Gregory, J. W. 
Tucker. 

No. 590, Defenders, Ottawa— G. D. Paterson, F. W. 
Stremes, C. A. Snowdon. 

No. 591, North Gate, Toronto — W. J. Fraser, P. G. Turner, 
K. B. Page, B. F. Lightfoot, F. C. Irwin, F. C. Green, W. T. 
Clayton, A. G. Roberts. 

No. 592, Fairbank, Toronto — R. C. Lennox, N. Sargeant, 
B. J. Smith, E. A. Mason, G. Watson, T. G. Taylor, E. L. Hugh- 
son, F. Elliott, G. Paul, W. L. Brown, W. Sharp. 

No. 593, St. Andrew's, Hamilton — A. S. Cadenhead, J. 
Fram, Jr., H. Gemmell, S. Davidson, E. Strachan, W. E. Wal- 
lace, J. Forth, J. Fram Sr., J. F. McDonald, L. P. Eobertson, 
J. T. Broadbent. 

No. 594, Hillcrest, Hamilton — F. W. Lawrence, D. H. 
Felker, G. A. Sweatman, J. A. Yorick, T. Horgan, N. Stewart, 
G. E. Ashley, O. J. Newell, S. G. K. Kemp, G. C. Morris, H. 
Tait. 

No. 595, Rideau, Ottawa — E. S. Wilson. 

No. 597, Temple, London— W. P. Pawley, W. H. Bath. 

No. 598, Dominion, Windsor— T. E. McFadden, J. B. Wil- 
son, E. E. Lonnee. 

No. 599, Mount Dennis, Weston — S. J. Polwarth, E. O. 
Drinkwalter, F. S. Fordham, A. McLean, W. Allaby, G. J. 
Hinton, H. Bennett, S. J. Totten, W. Wood. 

No. 600, Maple Leaf, Toronto — A. S. McCord, E. Brooks, 
E. W. Hastie, J. Craigie, H. G. Boyles, W. F. Smith. 

No. 601, St. Paul, Sarnia— E. J. Wilson, A. P. McGregor, 
E. C. Fleck. 

No. 602, Hugh Murray, Hamilton — J. G. Collingwood, G. 
E. Fraser, H. Grove, D. H. G. Fairelough, A. W. Bedwell, S. W. 
Black, S. W. Alldis, A. S. Neil, M. E. Baseman, J. Eaglesham, 
H. A. Cook, B. M. Timmis, A. N. Arnold. 

No. 603, Campbell, Campbellville — C. Chisholm, F. Mc- 
Niven. 

No. 604. Palace, Windsor— J. W. Dowden, W. J. Cowlan, 
W. J. Medd. H. M. Smith, H. Taylor, C. A. Jackson, G. E. 
Jackson. 

No. 605, Melita, Toronto — C. F. Martin, S. A. Marshall, 
M. Frampton, W. H. Adams, F. A. Cox, S. B. Watson, C. H. 
Lord, E. Salmon, J. S. Moorby, J. E. Parsons, W. W. Creighton, 
D. S. Linden, D. A. Peters. ' 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 27 

No. 606, Unity, Toronto — C. Duckworth, E. Wainwright, 
J. Eae, K. L. Bingham, H. Browning, G. H. McKelvie, J. T. 
Minaker, T. W. Hicks, D. Stuart, T. J. Hackett. 

No. 607, Golden Fleece, Toronto— H. C. Walker, T. Mar- 
shall, C. S. Edwards, M. C. Cain, L. Wrinch, A. Green, W. G. 
Varty, C. F. Beardon. 

No. 608, Gothic, Lindsay— G. W. Smitheram, B. A. Wilson. 

No. 609, Tavistock, Tavistock — S. T. Lovers, A. C. Parker, 
G. S. Murray. 

No. 610, Ashlar, Byron— E. G. Day, E. Stoneman, D. 
Chapman, G. Yorke. 

No. 611, Huron-Bruce, Toronto — M. Tolniie, G. Cook, N. 
Woods, J. G. Ferguson, E. W. Ellison, A. C. Dickson, D. D. 
McAlpine, E. Martyn. J. B. Vk ylie, T. F. Graydon, B. A. Camp- 
bell, T. Harwood. 

No. 612, Birch Cliff, Birch Cliff— J. P. Henderson, W. 
Williams. 

No. 613, Fort Erie, Fort Erie— E. F. Willson, H. W. Pom- 
eroy, J. C. Bruce, J. F. Bapeije, C. Burt, A. Francis, T. W. 
Kennedy, H. A. Yeo, H. E. Willson, J. A. Spencer, E. J. Jukes, 
C. Fotheringham, F. Habgood. 

No. 614, Adanac, Merritton — E. Barr. C. Wheeler, J. 
Storrie. 

No. 615, Dominion, Eidgeway — A. W. Collard, C. Winger, 
M. W. Disher, C. S. Hilborn. 

No. 616, Perfection, St. Catharines — E. S. Yeo, W. A. Bell, 
C. A. Sankey, P. G. Moore. H. Poehlman, W. C. Ellis, W. A. 
Brown. 

No. 617, North Bay, North Bay— S. W. Bromlev, J. D. 
Deyell, H. Haley, H. E. Ward. 

No. 619, Runnymede, Toronto — W. E. Giles, E. Henderson, 
A. H. Gilhani, A. W. Wright, W. J. McDougall, S. E. Baker, 
H. S. Parkinson, C. E. Davis, J. S. Entwistle, C. S. Patterson, 
A. G. Haynes, E. A. Stewart, E. C. Boelofson, K. Freeman. 

No. 620, Bay of Quinte, Toronto— S. E. Johnston, E. M. 
Sparling, C. J. Cushnie, J. A. M. Taylor, E. J. Harwood, J. 
Mack, W. E. Brooks, E. S. Welsh, C. G. Mikel, A. E. Langman. 

No. 621, Frontenac, Sharbot Lake — S. J. Allen. 

No. 622, Lome, Chapleau — D. J. Broomhead. 

No. 623, Doric, Kirkland Lake — W. A. Bowman, A. G. 
Tipper, F. H. Longmoore, X. E. Loney. 

No. 624, Dereham, Mount Elgin— L. D. Barrett, I. D. 
Baskett, A. E. Dickout, W. Boyd, H. Clark, A. L. Ellis, M. D. 
Bovce, A. McDonald, H. E. Greeg, C. T. Smith, W. L. Anseombe, 
E.'W. Green, G. I. Baskett, J. Hurd, S. E. L. Woodman, W. J. 
Stoakley, W. O. Harris, J. D. Flanders, T. E. Xancekivell. 

No. 625, Hatherly, Sault Ste. Marie— C. W. Duncan, X. M. 
Menzies. 



28 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. 626, Stamford, Stamford Centre — L. Wooding, G. H. 
Mather, W. J. Goodyear, J. H. Warren, J. F. Duncan, B. F. 
Cooper, A. B. Warren. 

No. 627, Pelee, Scudder — C. L. Mills. 

No. 628, Glenrose, Elmira — J. H. Jarvis, D. E. Wade, D. 
Gale. 

No. 629, Grenville, Toronto — H. O. Wrigglesworth, A. L. 
Scace, J. G. Dodd, F. Sharpe, B. S. Sheldon, F. A. Boulden, 
W. T. Eyre, J. A. Eyre, E. E. Storey, W. H. Moore. 

No. 630, Prince of Wales, Toronto — H. W. Hill, W. Bailey, 
T. H. W. Martin, E. H. B. Cook, A. Bissett. 

No. 631, Manitou, Emo — G. Gruchy. 

No. 632, Long Branch, Mimico — J. B. Smith, A. G. B. 
Pratt, H. W. Taylor, E. W. Knaggs, J. Xicholl, G. H. Clarkson, 

C. A. Schram. 

No. 633, Hastings, Hastings; — B. Graham, W. Mortlock. 

No. 634, Delta, Toronto — W. H. Woods, H. E. Morris, 
H. A. Swales, J. P. Holmes, H. B. Swift, A. Lawrence. 

No. 635, Wellington, Toronto— J. C. Gaines, C. C. Smith, 
J. H. Mitchell, W. S. Smellie, F. Elliott, W. B. Young, T. G. 
Haslam, W. M. Smellie, E. Flath, E. D. Keefe. 

No. 636, Hornepayne, Hornepayne — H. J. Walker, C. M. 
Mclntyre. 

No. 637, Caledonia, Toronto — C. E. Leek, E. Grant, J. 
Maelntyre, J. Xess, L. L. Querie, J. Barwell, W. A. Murray, 
T. G. Mould, W. G. Smith, W. E. Kent, J. Watt, A. Wilson, 
J. E. Tulloch. 

No. 638, Bedford, Toronto — A. Wilson, F. E. Malcolm, 
W. L. Yule, T. Adams, E. M. Porter, J. A. Code, D. F. Bisson- 
nette, J. H. L. Sarge, T. A. Lamon, E. A. Dickinson. 

No. 639, Beach, Hamilton Beach — E. Page, H. L. Chown, 
A. E. Lowrey, G. A. Davis, W. Hutchinson, E. G. Berry, W. T. 
Francis, A. Brown. 

No. 641, Garden, Windsor— J. L. Burt, H. Humphries, J. 

D. Law, F. Marsh, W. G. Mitchell. 

No. 642, St. Andrew's, Windsor— W. Eobson, A. L. Pike, 
D. Paterson, A. Maguire. 

No. 643, Cathedral, Toronto— M. Eoberts, C. O. Bick, A. 
Irvine, W. L. Law, J. K. McGuire, H. Mason, H. LeGard, J. G. 
Jack. 

No. 644, Simcoe, Toronto — M. Mclver, M. E. S. Hoey, 
C. M. Marquis, E. E. Moir, P. J. Spring, J. D. Parker, W. J. M. 
Lloyd, E. W. Dutton, W. S. Pringle, A. N. Porter, M. J. Leath- 
erdale, G. W. Eichardson, J. A. Young, D. D. Brown, E. W*. 
Grose, W. H. Stoddart, T. E. W. Black, G. J. Montgomery, 
G. M. Jebb. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 29 

No. 645, Lake Shore, Mimico— \V. D. Coombs, S. Bayeroft, 
G. Boydell, H. E. Newton, E. C. Horwood, F. A. Barrs, G. R. 
Coombs, X. Riding. 

No. 646, Rowland, Mount Albert— C. R. Seott, K. G. Lees, 
O. L. Shuttleworth. 

No. 647, Todmorden, Todmorden — J. Pearce, A. Hepworth, 
R. Moss, H. Bramwell, L. Bramwell, T. Meakins, N. Newton, 
W. M. Williams, A. E. Powell, R. M. Leslie. 

No. 648, Spruce Falls, Kapuskasing — F. X. Wiley, T. 
Arnott, C. E. Hookings, J. Maxwell, J. H. Atkinson, T. E. 
Maekey. 

No. 649, Temple, Oshawa — E. S. Reading, E. H. Pank- 
burst, M. X. Jackson. A.S.Clarke. F.C.Davidson, J. F. Simnett, 
L. F. McLaughlin. J. X. Willson, E. A. Southwell, A. W. Jaek- 
lin, J. Jackson. 

No. 650, Fidelity, Toledo — D. Empey. 

No. 651, Dentonia, Toronto — A. Parratt, B. Horn, A. P. 
Johnston, E. S. Calder, T. W. Boynton, C. Shaw, H. F. Taylor, 
L. D. Dawes. 

No. 652, Memorial, Toronto — R. B. Douglas, P. S. Howard, 
L. Gateley, W. Johnstone, S. R. Herd, W. Gray, S. J. Boyde, 
W. J. Finch, W. Boxall, P. A. Grimmer. 

No. 653, Scarboro, Agincourt — R. M. Owen, C. F. Law- 
rence, L. H. Reesor, R. O. Burrows. 

No. 654, Ancient Landmarks, Hamilton — M. McQueen, A. 
Zimmerman, J. H. Wright, J. Cochrane, T. H. Ross, O. J. Newell. 

No. 655, Kingsway, Lambton Mills — A. Murdock, W. G. 
Gallow, L. H. Hall, A. F. H. Young. 

No. 656, Kenagomisis, Geraldton — X. A. J. Murray, M. 
Rabbitts, G. A. A. McEwen, R. B. Lee. 

No. 657, Corinthian, Kirkland Lake — E. A. La very, F. H. 
Longmoore, X. E. Loney. 

No. 658, Sudbury, Sudbury— W. MacMillan, F. Xixon. 



GUESTS 

M.W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton presented to the 
Grand Master and introduced to Grand Lodge the 
following distinguished guests: 

V.W. Bro. Kempston, of the Provincial Grand Lodge 
of Antrim, Ireland. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean, Grand First Principal 
of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 



30 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

M. 111. Bro. Geo. H. Ross, Acting Sovereign Grand 
Commander, Ancient and Accepted Scottish 
Rite. 

M. W. Bro. F. C. Wilson, Grand Master of the Grand 

Lodge of Saskatchewan. 
M.W. Bro. C. P. Seeley, Past Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan. 

M.W. Bro. W. C. McDonald, Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of Manitoba. 
M.W. Bro. Peter T. Pilkey, Past Grand Master and 

Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of 

Manitoba. 

R.W. Bro. L. F. Crothers, Deputy Grand Master of 

the Grand Lodge of Quebec. 
M.W. Bro. W. W. Williamson, Past Grand Master 

and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of 

Quebec. 

R.W. Bro. A. C. Lemmon, Past Deputy Grand Master 
of the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick. 

R.W. Bro. R. D. Magee, Grand Secretary of the 
Grand Lodge of New Brunswick. 

M.W. Bro. M. R. Chappell, Past Grand Master of 
the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. 

M.W. Bro. Hazen P. Cole, Grand Master of the Grand 

Lodge of Michigan. 
M.W. Bro. William H. Parker, Past Grand Master 

of the Grand Lodge of Michigan. 
R.W. Bro. Hugh J. Johnston, Deputy Grand Master 

of the Grand Lodge of Michigan. 

M.W. Bro. R. C. Davenport, Past Grand Master and 
Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Illinois. 

M.W. Bro. C. J. Hibberd, Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of Indiana. 

M.W. Bro. A. L. Price, Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of Tennessee. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 31 

M.W. Bro. H. 0. Cady, Grand Master of the Grand 

Lodge of New Hampshire. 
M.W. Bro. J. M. Dresser, Past Grand Master and 

Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New 

Hampshire. 

M.W. Bro. L. S. Thomas, Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of Connecticut. 

M.W. Bro. H. L. Huether, Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of Maryland. 
R.W. Bro. Claud Shaffer, Grand Secretary of the 

Grand Lodge of Maryland. 

R.W. Bro. R. A. Rowlands, Deputy Grand Master 

of the Grand Lodge of New York. 
R.W. Bro. R. N. DeNiord, Past District Deputy 

Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York. 
R.W. Bro. Frank L. Smith, Jr., Past District Deputy 

Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York. 
W. Bro. Arthur Schrenk, Past Master of the Grand 

Lodge of New York. 

M.W. Bro. J. N. Hillman, Past Grand Master and 
Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. 

M.W. Bro. J. F. Risher, Grand Master of the Grand 

Lodge of South Carolina. 
M.W. Bro. 0. Frank Hart, Past Grand Master and 

Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of South 

Carolina. 

R.W. Bro. R. A. Kern, Past Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. 
R.W. Bro. Matthew Gait, Jr., Grand Secretary of 

the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. 
W. Bro. Fred Hammann, Past Master of the Grand 

Lodge of Pennsylvania. 

M.W. Bro. Roger Keith, Grand Master of the Grand 

Lodge of Massachusetts. 
R.W. Bro. J. W. Keith, Grand Marshal of the Grand 

Lodge of Massachusetts. 



32 GRANT LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The Grand Master extended a very cordial wel- 
come to our distinguished guests, after which, led 
by the Grand Director of Ceremonies, Grand Honours 
were given. 

PAST GRAND MASTERS 

The Deputy Grand Master presented to the 
guests and to Grand Lodge those of our Past Grand 
Masters who were present, namely: M.W. Bros. R. 
B. Dargavel, Frank A. Copus, W. J. Dunlop, J. A. 
McRae and C. S. Hamilton. 



RESOLUTIONS 

M.W. Bro. F. A. Oopus referred to the deaths 
of M.W. Bros. W. S. Herrington and T. C. Wardley, 
Past Grand Masters, since our last Annual Com- 
munication. He then presented the following reso- 
lutions, seconded by M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel : 

"BE IT RESOLVED that the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario in Annual Communication 
assembled hereby places on record its sense of the 
great loss it has sustained in the death of our vener- 
able and greatly respected member, Most Worship- 
ful Brother Walter Stephens Herrington, K.C., Grand 
Master from July of 1931 to July of 1933. During 
his tenure of that high office he discharged his 
duties with a dignity and efficiency that was emi- 
nently characteristic of the man and that was 
greatly appreciated by the Craft throughout this 
Jurisdiction. Learned in the law, a lover of the 
best in English literature, especially Shakespeariana, 
himself an author of several volumes of great his- 
torical value (including a history of our own Grand 
Lodge that has become a standard), he was truly 
a scholar of no mean parts, a great Mason and a citi- 
zen active in all good works. As the Historian of 
our Grand Lodge and as chairman of the Committees 
on Foreign Relations and Foreign Correspondence 



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Grand Master 1931-32 
Died, July 16th, 1947 




Grand Master 1943-44 
Died, November 27th, 1947 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 33 

he gave largely of his talents in recent years. He 
will be greatly missed by this Grand Lodge and by 
the community in which he spent nearly the whole 
of a long and useful life." 

"BE IT RESOLVED ALSO that copies of the 
above resolution be forwarded to the family of this 
our late brother." 

"BE IT RESOLVED that the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario in Annual Communication 
assembled hereby places on record its sense of the 
great loss it has sustained in the death of our well 
bel6ved Most Worshipful Brother Timothy Clark 
Wardley, who was Grand Master of this Grand 
Lodge from July of 1943 to July of 1945 and whose 
passing was so great a shock to all members of the 
Craft in this Jurisdiction. The youngest of all our 
Past Grand Masters, he might well have looked for- 
ward to a long life of happy service to the fraternity 
he loved so well, but in the providence of God it 
was not to be. A painful and long illness was borne 
with the gallant fortitude and Christian resignation 
that was so characteristic of our brother. Of his 
service to Freemasonry it is almost impossible to 
speak too highly, for the years he spent as Deputy 
Grand Master and as Grand Master were but the 
crowning of many years as Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Benevolence, one of the most trying and 
important of the posts of service in this Grand 
Lodge. In the field of international Freemasonry 
he was outstanding, no Grand Master of this Grand 
Lodge being more widely known throughout other 
Jurisdictions, particularly those of the United States. 
As an administrator of the affairs of Grand Lodge 
he was quite exceptional and the messages he so 
eloquently brought to our assemblies will long be 
remembered as challenges to all that is best in 
idealistic Freemasonry." 



34 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

"BE IT RESOLVED ALSO that copies of the 
above resolution be forwarded to the family of our 
late brother." 

The resolutions were carried unanimously by 
a standing vote of the brethren. 

WELCOME BY TORONTO LODGES 

R.W. Bro. W. T. Clayton, D.D.G.M., presented 
the other District Deputy Grand Masters of the 
Toronto Districts and the Worshipful Masters of 
the 112 lodges in the Districts. On their behalf 
Wor. Bro. Lloyd Peacock, the Master of Metropolitan 
Lodge, No. 542, extended to the Grand Master and 
to the members of Grand Lodge a most cordial wel- 
come. The Grand Master made suitable reply. 

MINUTES 

The Grand Secretary proceeded to read the 
Minutes of the last meeting held in Toronto on July 
16th, 1947, when it was moved by the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, and 
resolved: That inasmuch as the Minutes of the last 
Annual Communication held in Toronto have been 
printed and distributed to all the constituent lodges, 
the same be now taken as read and confirmed. 

RULES OF ORDER 

The Rules of Order as prescribed by the Con- 
stitution governing the conduct of the meeting were 
read by the Grand Secretary. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, and unani- 
mously carried, that the Order of Business of this 
Annual Communication be changed at the discretion 
of the Grand Master. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 35 

GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS 

My Brethren: 

This is the Ninety-third Annual Communication 
of our Grand Lodge and I welcome you as the repre- 
sentatives of the vast membership of Masons in this 
Grand Jurisdiction with a sincere gratitude to 
Almighty God. This is the one occasion in the year 
when we are privileged to meet together to review 
the events of the past, to take counsel with one an- 
other upon the best means to promote the welfare 
of Freemasonry for the future and to decide upon 
such policies as will be of benefit to our Craft. I 
invite you to take an active part in the deliberations, 
to decide upon the best policies which will insure the 
greatest value to our labors and to promote the har- 
mony and good will of our Order. 

It is a particular pleasure to have with us so 
many distinguished guests representing other Grand 
Jurisdictions and other branches of Freemasonry. 
To all of them we extend a most cordial welcome 
with the hope that their stay with us will prove 
pleasant and profitable. Their presence among us 
is a particular inspiration. 

Again we meet in times of unrest with dark 
clouds on the horizon. The international scene is 
anything but encouraging; mistrust and suspicion 
still exist among those nations which in recent years 
were united as allies; the economic situation con- 
tinues to give us grave concern ; the social and polit- 
ical problems seem to increase and to become more 
complex, absorbing the thought and study of the best 
and brightest minds of our day. 

The feeling must come to us that Freemasonry 
can be of help in solving these problems. Our own 
Grand Lodge, with its membership of over 109,000 
men from all walks of life, together with the thous- 
ands of other members of the Craft in Canada and 
elsewhere, surely can exert a tremendous influence 
for good in this troubled world. We have no thought 



36 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

of political domination, nor do we interest ourselves 
in obtaining religious supremacy. But we do seek 
to awaken and direct the conscience and develop the 
character of those having membership in the Craft. 
If we can accomplish this and transmit that influ- 
ence and spirit to those with whom we have daily 
contact then truth, honor and justice are bound to- 
become the dominating influences throughout the 
world. 

Humanity must be viewed as a great family in 
the making. The desire of that great family is to 
have peace, but if world peace is to be realized it 
must be based on the will of God, which is the central 
idea of the Fatherhood of God. This is a simple idea 
and it is the most suggestive politically and socially. 
It is the commonwealth idea in which all men have 
the opportunity to develop their gifts and graces 
for the common good. 

Having experienced two world wars and a deva- 
stating depression during the past thirty years, it 
must be conceded that to many people the lights 
of reason and love have failed. They feel that the 
only way out of our present day madness is to let 
instinct have its way until a better day dawns. If 
we all followed that idea confusion would become 
more confounded and the last state would be worse 
than the first. Such pessimism is the product of 
disillusioned selfishness and social despair. 

As Freemasons we know that light is not self- 
generated but is transmitted by us from a source 
within, and yet beyond us. God is the Fountain Light. 
In His light we see light and transmit it to others 
by a reverent trust. That trust is called forth from 
the life of every candidate for Masonry at his initi- 
ation. As we proceed in Masonry we are taught the 
value and meaning of the three emblematical lights- 
of Masonry. A study of the liberal arts and sciences 
gives us insight into the marvels of nature and the 
operations of the mind of man. This is Free- 
masonry's effort to see life as a rounded whole as 
well as to study it in sections. Members of the Craf t, 



iUKUiNlU, «J1N 1 AJtViO, 1M40 >5' 

with such an insight and training, can certainly be 
of great assistance with respect to the problems of 
the day. 

NECROLOGY 

As at previous Annual Communications we all 
derive much pleasure in forming new friendships 
and in cementing more closely the friendships made 
in the past. Then again there are the faces of 
friends and associates of former years who are miss- 
ing from our gathering, and it brings a feeling of 
regret and sadness as we recall the joys and happi- 
ness of the past years. We speak in loving memory 
of those who, since our last Annual Communication, 
have answered the final call and have quietly passed 
from the busy activities of life. 

The report on the Fraternal Dead will pay our 
tribute of affection and respect to those of our 
brethren who, since our last meeting, have gone to 
their reward and have joined the celestial host of 
the Grand Lodge Above. I feel, however, that I 
should make special reference to three distinguished 
Masons who have passed away. 



/ 



Walter S. Herrington, Past Grand Master 



Just at the close of our last session of Grand 
Lodge, word was received of the death of M.W. Bro. 
Walter S. Herrington. He was a great Mason and 
right to the end retained his deep interest in the 
work of the Craft. He usually celebrated his birth- 
day at Grand Lodge and it was his greatest delight 
to be able to celebrate these annual occasions among 
so many of his intimate friends. He was a man of 
great intellect and sound judgment. His outstand- 
ing ability as a lawyer was recognized and he held' 
a high position among his associates and in the com- 
munity in which he lived. As a writer he made valu- 
able contributions to the literary world and particu- 



larly will he be remembered for his outstanding 
book on the History of our Grand Lodge. He died 
on July 16th, 1947, and his funeral was attended by 
a large gathering of members of the Craft and citi- 
zens of his home town of Napanee where he was 
held in such high esteem. He made a great and last- 
ing contribution to Freemasonry. We have lost a 
most devoted and respected brother. 

Timothy C. Wardley, Past Grand Master 

The death of M.W. Bro. Wardley on November 
27th, 1947, was a great loss to the fraternity and a 
shock to us all. While those of us who knew him 
well realized that he was in poor health it was felt 
and hoped that he would be able to overcome his 
infirmities; in spite of a courageous fight for 
health he finally succumbed. He was a young man 
and had had a distinguished Masonic career. It was 
hoped that this Grand Lodge would have the bene- 
fit of his wise and mature judgment for many years. 
His eloquence as a speaker and his able discourses 
upon Masonic and other topics attained for him an 
outstanding position in Masonic circles, not only in 
Canada but in the United States. His death leaves 
a tremendous vacancy in our Grand Lodge. He will 
long be remembered as a great Mason. His funeral 
was attended by a large gathering of Masons from 
many parts of this Jurisdiction. 

Douglas G. Mcllwraith, Past Master and 
Sovereign Grand Commander 

The sudden and tragic death of Wor. Bro. Mc- 
llwraith on 2nd February, 1948, in Hamilton, was 
a severe shock to the citizens of Hamilton and to 
his host of friends and admirers throughout Canada 
and the United States. He was a Past Master of our 
Grand Lodge but had attained a high position in 
Scottish Freemasonry, being Sovereign Grand Com- 
mander for Canada of The Ancient and Accepted 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 39 

Scottish Rite. As a medical doctor he occupied a 
position as one of the leading practitioners in Ham- 
ilton. As a citizen and as a Mason he was held in 
highe.t esteem by all with whom he came in con- 
tact. His death was a heavy loss to the community 
and to Freemasonry in this Jurisdiction. His funeral 
was attended by a great gathering of citizens from 
all walks of life and by many distinguished members 
of the Craft from Canada and the United States. 

MEMBERSHIP 

Once again I find there has been a substantial 
increase in our membership. The report of the Grand 
Secretary will show an increase of over 4,600 during 
the past year. The total membership of this Grand 
Lodge is now over 109,000 and there are 572 lodges. 

When we consider this great influx of members 
and the substantial growth of our Grand Lodge in 
recent years it gives us cause for thought. What is 
it that prompts men to seek membership in 
Masonry ? What is the answer to this great growth ? 
There is something in the times in which we live. 
Men are bewildered at what is going on around them ; 
they are seeking some guidance; they are groping 
for light; they are seeking the light of philosophy 
and the moral law. 

This is a great testing time through which we 
are now passing. It is a testing time for man and 
for man-made institutions. Those institutions which 
are not worth-while will disappear, but those which 
are worth-while will survive. Masonry is one of 
those man-made institutions which has stood the 
test of time. It is recognized by men as one of the 
great basic institutions of our civilization. It is 
serving as an instrument for the welfare of man- 
kind. 

What is the objective of Masonry? It teaches 
a man that he is a man made in the image of God 
— that he has God's law given to him and that he 
is here on this earth for a definite and distinct pur- 



40 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

pose. He is an immortal soul. The laws given to 
him are embraced in the Ten Commandments. He 
must remember that he and his brother are made 
of the same clay and each has the same rights. He 
must remember that liberty is something given to 
man and that he must value that liberty and defend 
it and also that he himself must be worthy of it. 
Masonry is a great directive for the moral ailments 
of man. 

Just as others have done before me, I must 
sound the warning ''Guard well the portals." That 
warning has been sounded time and time again but 
in spite of this we find a lodge in this Jurisdiction 
accepting as an applicant for membership and grant- 
ing initiation to one who has lived in Canada for 
only about six months. This applicant was sup- 
posedly investigated by the committee, balloted on 
by the members and given his initiation before any- 
one thought of asking him how long he had lived in 
Canada. The fact that this same lodge has had a 
large increase in its membership in recent years 
naturally makes one wonder if they are not more in- 
terested in the quantity than in the quality of mem- 
bers. Laxity of this character is bound to under- 
mine the best of institutions. It must be avoided. 

If we are to maintain this Grand Lodge and keep 
it up to the high standards of the past, we must be 
ever watchful, proud of our membership in this 
Order and determined that when a man is said to 
be a Mason it is one of the highest compliments that 
can be paid to him. 

FOOD PARCELS FOR BRITAIN 

At our last meeting of Grand Lodge it was de- 
cided that for the period from September 1st, 1947, 
to August 31st, 1948, a minimum of 500 parcels 
of food be dispatched monthly to worthy brethren 
overseas in accordance with lists furnished by the 
Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland. 
For the previous months of July and August the 
cost of these shipments had been defrayed by 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 41 

Grand Lodge. It was further decided to appeal to 
the brethren of the Jurisdiction for funds with 
which to defray the cost for the period beginning" 
September 1st, 1947. A Committee was appointed 
under the able chairmanship of the Deputy Grand 
Master, R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher. That Committee has 
done excellent work. The brethren of the Jurisdic- 
tion have responded in a magnificent manner to the 
appeal sent out. Every lodge in the Jurisdiction has 
contributed. A total contribution of $50,000.00 was 
asked for. The handsome total of over $120,000.00 
has been collected and turned over to Grand Lodge. 
So generous was the response that the number of 
parcels was first increased from 600 to 900 per 
month and latterly to 1200 per month. Think of 
it brethren, 1200 parcels of 20 pounds of food each 
going across the ocean each month to those brave 
people of the British Isles, our brethren to whom 
we owe so much that can never be repaid in money. 
All this is a result of the generous contribution of 
the brethren of this Grand Jurisdiction. It is a mag- 
nificent contribution, one of which the brethren may 
be justly proud. I congratulate all those who took 
part and who contributed and particularly the Chair- 
man, the members of the Committee and the or- 
ganizers who worked so indefatigably and who de- 
serve your appreciation and thanks. The Committee 
will present a detailed report for your consideration 
later with some recommendations as to the future. 
You can rest assured that whatever their recom- 
mendations may be they are the result of mature 
and experienced judgment and consideration and I 
know they will have your hearty endorsement and 
your co-operation. 

THE UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND 

On March 23rd, 1948, His Excellency the Duke 
of Devonshire was installed as Grand Master of The 
United Grand Lodge of England in succession to the 
late M.W. the Earl of Harewood. The congratula- 
tions and best wishes from our Grand Lodge were 
sent forward on that important occasion. 



4 J GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

VISITATIONS 

During the past year I have visited many of the 
districts in this Jurisdiction. In each instance I have 
had the most cordial greetings and the gatherings 
have been a great pleasure and inspiration to me. 
The display of loyalty to Grand Lodge on the part 
of the brethren and the kindly hospitality extended 
to me wherever I have gone will long be remembered. 
These are the compensating features which lighten 
the burdens of the office of Grand Master. I would 
like to refer to and record every visit I have made 
but time will not permit. In every instance the 
attendance was splendid and Masonic enthusiasm 
was greatly in evidence. I hope these meetings have 
had a stimulating effect upon the brethren every- 
where. I find that Masonry is flourishing and is 
definitely on the upgrade. 

OTHER JURISDICTIONS AND VISITATIONS 

During the year I visited the Grand Lodge of 
the State of Illinois on October 14th, 1947, and 
also that of Massachusetts on December 29th, 
1947. The Grand Lodge of Illinois is one with which 
we have interchanged visits for many years and 
their hospitality was greatly enjoyed. Massachusetts 
is one of the old Grand Lodges of this continent and 
the dignified and picturesque ceremony of the in- 
stallation of their Grand Master and Grand Lodge 
officers was impressive and interesting, while their 
hospitality was all that one would expect. 

I also attended in the City of Washington on 
February 23rd, 24th and 25th, 1948, the annual Con- 
ference of the Grand Masters of the United States 
and Canada. This is a most important and interest- 
ing Conference where one meets the Grand Masters 
and Grand Secretaries of practically every Masonic 
Jurisdiction on this continent. Many matters of ex- 
treme importance to the Craft in general were dis- 
cussed. At the annual banquet the guest speaker 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 48 

was our own Bro. Rev. W. Harold Young of Toronto 
who addressed our Grand Master's Banquet a year 
ago. His address at Washington made a tremendous 
impression on that important gathering. By his elo- 
quence and his gracious manner he contributed 
greatly to an outstanding Masonic gathering. 

I attended the Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Toronto on April 
28th, 1948, presided over by M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. 
Dean, where I was received with the usual cordiality 
and good feelings alwavs extended bv that Grand 
Body. 

'On April 16th, 1948, an "International Night" 
was held in the City of Buffalo by The Lodge of 
Ancient Landmarks of that city. The Grand Master 
of New York, M.W. Bro. Gay H. Brown, and I were 
guests on that occasion. It was a splendid gather- 
ing of Masons from that Jurisdiction as well as a 
goodly number from Canada. These international 
affairs do much to promote harmony and cement the 
close friendships between these two nations. They 
are part of Masonry's contribution to friendly inter- 
national relations. 

At my request R.W. Bro. C. M. Pitts of Ottawa 
represented your Grand Master at the Annual Com- 
munication of the Grand Lodge of Quebec. Most 
Wor. Bro. W. J. Dunlop was my representative at the 
Annual Communications of the Grand Lodges of 
the Provinces of New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta 
and British Columbia. M.W. Bro. Dunlop undertook 
an extremely heavy and burdensome task and I wish 
to record my thanks and appreciation to him. The 
Deputy Grand Master represented me at the Annual 
Communications of the Grand Lodges of the States 
of Pennsylvania and Michigan. R.W. Bro. J. A. 
Hearn represented me at the Annual Communication 
of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. These were all import- 
ant assignments and I am indebted to these several 
brethren for their assistance. Our Grand Lodge is 
held in high esteem by other Grand Lodges and 



44 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

these exchanges of visits are an important contri- 
bution on our part to the work of the Craft. I wish 
to express my appreciation of the many courtesies 
and the hospitality extended by the various Grand 
Lodges to these my representatives and my regret 
that I could not attend personally. Many of these 
and other Grand Lodges are represented here to- 
day and to their representatives I extend a warm 
and cordial welcome. 

I acknowledge also the many invitations received 
from Grand Masters of Grand Lodges to attend their 
meetings. I was sorry not to be able to attend them 
all and to carry to them the cordial greetings from 
the Masons of this Grand Jurisdiction. 

In September last M.W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton, 
R. W. Bros. J. P. Maher and E. G. Dixon represented 
our Grand Lodge at the Conference of the Grand 
Lodges of Western Canada at Banff. Unfortunately 
it was impossible to send a representative to the 
postponed Conference of Eastern Grand Lodges at 
Amherst, Nova Scotia, on April 30th, 1948. These 
two conferences have an important and a direct 
bearing upon the Conference of the Grand Lodges 
of British North America which will be held in 1949. 
You will recall that this latter Conference was first 
called in February, 1946, at the Seignory Club in 
Montebello, Quebec. These conferences do much for 
the good of Masonry in general and assist in pro- 
moting unity throughout Canada and deserve our 
hearty support. 



ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARIES 

The claim of Ontario Lodge, No. 26, Port Hope, 
to one hundred years of active existence was investi- 
gated by M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel at my request 
and on his recommendation I have authorized the 
members of this Lodge to wear gold trimmed regalia 
effective August 31st, 1947. This Lodge came into 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 45 

•existence by a dispensation issued on August 31st, 
1847, by The Grand Lodge of England. The Lodge 
has had continuous activity ever since. 

The claim of Dalhousie Lodge, No. 52, Ottawa, 
to one hundred years of active existence was investi- 
gated by M.W. Bro. J. A. McRae at my request and 
on his recommendation I have authorized the mem- 
bers of this Lodge to wear gold trimmed regalia 
effective May 16th, W-3. The Lodge came into 
existence by a dispensation dated May 16th, 1848, 
and has been in active and continuous operation ever 
since. 

The claim of Corinthian Lodge, No. 101, Peter- 
borough, to one hundred years of active existence 
was investigated by M. W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop at my 
request and on his recommendation I have authorized 
the members of this Lodge to wear gold trimmed re- 
galia effective May 17th, 1948. The Lodge came into 
existence under the authority of the Grand Lodge of 
England on 17th May, 1848, and received a warrant 
by which it became Lodge No. 834 on the Register of 
that Grand Lodge. In 1859 it affiliated with our 
Grand Lodge and was numbered 101. 

Anniversary celebrations are always occasions 
for rejoicing and it is most fitting that lodges should 
take note of these milestones in their history. Many 
of the lodges have been kind enough to invite the 
Grand Master to participate in these celebrations. I 
wish it were possible for me to accept all these kind 
invitations but it is humanly impossible; physical 
endurance will not permit. During the year I 
attended the following celebrations: — 

Oct. 17th, 1947— 100th Anniversary— Strict Ob- 
servance Lodge, No. 27, Hamilton. 

Nov. 5th, 1947 — 100th Anniversary — Ionic 
Lodge, No. 25, Toronto. 

Nov. 11th, 1947 — 125th Anniversary— St. An- 
drew's Lodge, No. 16, Toronto. 



46 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Nov. 24th, 1947 — 100th Anniversary — Ontario 

Lodge, No. 26, Port Hope. 
May 17th, 1948 — 100th Anniversary — Dalhousie 

Lodge, No. 52, Ottawa. 
June 3rd, 1948 — 100th Anniversary — Corinthian 

Lodge, No. 101, Peterborough. 

In each instance the meetings were well attended 
and well organized and the Anniversary was fittingly 
celebrated. 

APPOINTMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 

During the year I appointed a new Committee on 
Fraternal Correspondence consisting of the follow- 
ing — M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus (Chairman), M. Wor. 
Bros. R. B. Dargavel, W. J. Dunlop, C. S. Hamilton, 
R.W. Bros. J. P. Maher, R. W. Treleaven, and E. G. 
Dixon. This was necessary owing to the death of 
the late M.W. Bro. Herrington who formerly acted 
as the Committee and it was thought advisable to 
enlarge this Committee. 

I also appointed a new Committee on Fraternal 
Relations consisting of the following: — M.W. Bro. J. 
A. McRae (Chairman), M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, 
R.W. Bros. J. P. Maher, C. W. Robb, C. M. Pitts and 
E. G. Dixon. The necessity for this appointment 
also arose through the death of M.W. Bro. Her- 
rington who formerly acted as the Committee. Fra- 
ternal Relations are likely to become increasingly 
important and possibly complex owing to world con- 
ditions and it was considered advisable to enlarge this 
Committee. 

The death of M.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley caused a 
vacancy on the Award Committee for The William 
Mercer Wilson Medal and also the Chairmanship of 
that Committee. I therefore appointed M.W. Bro. C. 
S. Hamilton to succeed. M.W. Bro. Wardley for the 
balance of his term which expires in July 1949 as a 
member of the Committee and also as Chairman dur- 
ing that period. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 47 

During the year I was pleased to make the fol- 
lowing appointments as Grand Stewards of this 
Grand Lodge: — 

V.W. Bro. W. C. Coulter— 

St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16, Toronto. 
V.W. Bro. William A. Kruger— 

Dalhousie Lodge, No. 52, Ottawa. 
V.W. Bro. F. D. Kerr— 

Corinthian Ledge, No. 101, Peterborough. 

To fill the vacancies created by the deaths of 
M.W. Bro. W. H. Wardrope as Grand Representative 
of The Grand Lodge of Scotland and of M.W. Bro. 
W. S. Herrington as Grand Representative of Ire- 
land I recommended to the respective Grand Masters 
of these Grand Lodges as their successors the fol- 
lowing : — 

Scotland— M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop. 
Ireland— M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus 

These recommendations were accepted. 

Our Grand Lodge has been highly honored dur- 
ing the past year by two sister Canadian Grand 
Lodges in the conferring of the Honorary Rank of 
Past Grand Master upon two of our distinguished 
Past Grand Masters, namely :— M. W. Bro. R. B. Dar- 
gavel by The Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan and 
M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop by the Grand Lodge of 
Manitoba. We all join in thanking these two Grand 
Lodges for this gesture of their friendship and good- 
will and in congratulating these two stalwarts of our 
Grand Lodge upon the honor conferred upon them. 

DONATIONS 

A special contribution of $3,000.00 was made 
during the year from the General Fund of Grand 
Lodge to The Canadian Red Cross. In addition to 
this a donation of $5,000.00 was sent to the Grand 
Lodge of British Columbia towards Flood Relief. 



48 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

This latter donation arose by reason of the deva- 
stating - and disastrous floods which took place re- 
cently in British Columbia. The loss of property 
in that area was very serious and many people were 
homeless as a result. I felt that the Masons of our 
Jurisdiction would approve of prompt action on our 
part. At that time M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop was in 
the West attending meetings of other Grand Lodges 
and that of British Columbia and word was sent to 
him to investigate. He discussed matters with Grand 
Lodge Officers in British Columbia and as a result 
he recommended an immediate donation of $5,000.00. 
If more is required later this amount may be in- 
creased. I ask your approval of these donations. 

DISTRICT CHAPLAINS 

Our Grand Chaplain this year endeavoured to 
promote a closer co-operation between the Churches 
and the Craft. As a result of his efforts and with the 
co-operation of the District Deputies clergymen were 
appointed as District Chaplains in nearly every Dis- 
trict. In most instances the District Chaplain proved 
of great assistance to the District Deputy, not only 
with his counsel and guidance but also assisting with 
addresses in the banquet room and in matters of 
Masonic Education. District Church Services were 
also promoted in most districts and the results have 
been most gratifying. All over the jurisdiction the 
response of the members has been most commend- 
able and the Church Services have been well 
attended. 

Masonry is not a religion and cannot take the 
place of religion. However, it has a definitely re- 
ligious background and is closely associated with re- 
ligion. In these days of turmoil and upset when we 
are going through a period of change it is important 
for members of the Masonic Craft to closely ally 
themselves with the Church and demonstrate to the 
outside world that they support religion as one of 
the great influences for guod and for law and order 
in our land. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 49 

On October 5th last I had the pleasure of attend- 
ing the Divine Service in St. Paul's Anglican Church, 
Toronto, held under the auspices of the four Toronto 
Districts. The preacher was our Grand Chaplain 
and he delivered a splendid Masonic Sermon to a 
large body of Masons who attended that Service. 

I know from the lodge notices and the press 
reports something of the excellent results being 
shown as the result of this effort of our Grand 
Chaplain and the support of the members. 



NON-RESIDENT MASTERS OF LODGES 

The Worshipful Master and officers of a Masonic 
Lodge should, during their term of office, reside 
within the jurisdiction of their lodge or close to it 
if the work of the lodge is to be properly carried on. 
However, there are cases where an officer may be 
obliged to move from the community during his 
term of office and through no fault of his. Having 
served as an officer and being interested in Masonry 
he naturally does not wish to lose his position in the 
line of officers. There has been a large number of 
instances in which the Worshipful Master-elect has 
not been a resident of his community, in fact in 
some cases he has resided as much as 75 to 100 
miles away. In such cases the permission of the 
Grand Master is required to enable him to assume 
office. Where such a situation arises the prosperity 
of the lodge is of paramount importance and must 
have first consideration. I have granted such per- 
missions but have insisted upon an undertaking 
from the Master-elect that he will attend all meet- 
ings of his lodge and also that he will resign office 
at the end of six months if it is found the lodge is 
suffering. If the officer wishes to continue in line 
under such circumstances he should realize his 
responsibility to the lodge and to the Craft and be 
prepared to make extra sacrifices for the benefit of 
the lodge. 



50 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

DISCIPLINARY ACTION 

At our last Session it was directed that a charge 
be laid under Section 54(a) of the Constitution 
against W. Bro. Percy Neill, Master of Leeds Lodge, 
No. 201, Gananoque, for having initiated six candi- 
dates at one meeting, contrary to the provisions of 
Section 183 and that a commission be appointed to 
investigate the charge and report thereon. In the 
meantime Most Worshipful Bro. C. S. Hamilton had 
suspended from office the Worshipful Master and 
that suspension was continued. 

Accordingly I appointed a Commission consist- 
ing of V.W. Bro. Kenneth S. Ham, Chairman ; R.W. 
Bros. W. Fred Reynolds and Wilfred S. Wilson. This 
Commission investigated the matter fully and re- 
ported to me their finding that W. Bro. Neill was 
guilty of the charges preferred against him that six 
candidates for initiation were initiated in one day at 
a regular meeting, and that no dispensation had been 
obtained, and furthermore, that all the candidates 
were taken together in one group throughout the 
whole ceremony of initiation from the time they en- 
tered the lodge room. The Commission further re- 
ported upon their enquiry into previous breaches of 
the Constitution and Regulations and found upon 
the evidence that for many years it has been the 
practice of this lodge, where two or more candi- 
dates were to be initiated at one meeting, to take 
them all through the ceremony of initiation together 
from the time they first entered the lodge room, and. 
furthermore, that the same practice was followed 
throughout the Second Degree and also in the Third 
Degree up to and inclusive of the obligation. 

Brethren, such practices are contrary to the 
Rulings and Regulations of this Grand Lodge. They 
constitute Masonic offences. There is no excuse for 
them. Warnings have been issued on numerous oc- 
casions by previous Grand Masters against such 
practices. Our Constitution and Regulations must 
be observed by the lodges and certainly by the Mas- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 51 

ters and Past Masters. Lodges which follow such 
practices know that they are contrary to the Rul- 
ings of Grand Lodge. It was unfortunate that one 
Worshipful Master had to be singled out for punish- 
ment but I hope this will serve as a warning to other 
lodges who have been following these practices. 

The Commission recommended that the Past 
Masters, the Worshipful Master, the Secretary and 
other officers of the lodge should be reprimanded. 
The Commission also felt that those concerned have 
had a severe lesson and that there is little likelihood 
of repetition of these breaches of the Constitution in 
the future. They further recommended that W. Bro. 
Neill be re-instated in office and be given Past Mas- 
ter's rank at the conclusion of his term of office. 

I have accepted the findings and the recom- 
mendations of the Commission and am indebted to 
them for the care with which they handled this mat- 
ter and the time taken. At my request Most Wor. 
Bro. J. A. McRae called a meeting of all the officers 
and Past Masters of this lodge and administered the 
necessary reprimand. I re-instated W. Bro. Neill in 
office and now recommend that he be given Past 
Master rank on completion of his term as Worship- 
ful Master. Thus is closed a most painful and re- 
grettable incident. I sincerely hope there will be no 
repetition of such practices in any of the other 
lodges in the Jurisdiction. 



THE LIQUOR SITUATION 

In recent years in this Province there have been 
changes in the legislation and regulations governing 
the sale and distribution of intoxicants. In days 
gone by we had regulations which permitted the 
serving of beer during the refreshment hour in the 
banquet room. That caused much discussion and 
strife in our lodges as it was a most controversial 
question. I am certain no one would want to see a 
return of those old days and the same old contro- 



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versies. In order to avoid that I issued a directive 
to the lodges under date of February 6th, 1948, a 
copy of which is attached hereto as Appendix "A". 
It was not my intention in issuing this directive to 
assume a dictatorial attitude nor to interfere with 
the individual liberty or desires and inclinations of 
any member but rather to maintain the dignity and 
decorum of the Masonic Order. I hope this will re- 
ceive the hearty support of all members of the Craft. 

RULINGS 

During the year the question arose as to the 
objection of a candidate, through religious or other 
scruples, to kneeling during his several obligations 
in the degrees. The posture of kneeling is an act 
of solemn reverence and humility and is a Masonic 
custom and usage to which all candidates must con- 
form. I have ruled that: 

"Every candidate must kneel while being obligat- 
ed in each degree unless unable to do so through 
physical disability, in which case permission of 
the Grand Master must first be obtained." 

INITIATION FEES AND ANNUAL DUES 

For some time now the question of lodge 
finances has given my associates in the Grand East 
and myself considerable concern because of the 
mounting costs of fixed and other expenses which 
each lodge must meet. During prosperous rimes 
we ought to build up a reserve for the leaner years 
which must eventually follow. Most of our lodges, 
I am pleased to say, have this matter well in hand. 
Others, I fear, carry on from day to day with little 
if any hope or desire to prepare for the less prosper- 
ous years to come. In order to have before me a com- 
plete picture of the situation in our Grand Jurisdic- 
tion I instructed the Grand Secretary to send to each 
lodge a questionnaire and from these returns a com- 
plete survey has been compiled. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 53 

In 1858, ninety years ago, this Grand Lodge 
established a minimum initiation fee of $15.00. In 
1887 that minimum fee was increased to $20.00 and 
there it has remained to this day despite the tre- 
mendous changes in values and the great growth of 
our membership. No maximum fee has ever been 
set nor have we a minimum annual dues for our 
lodges. The Grand Secretary reports that 7 lodges 
in this Jurisdiction charge the minimum initiation 
fee, namely, $20.00 ; 31 lodges have a fee of $25.00. 
In 7 of our lodges the annual dues are $3.00 and 74 
lodges charge $4.00. When one considers that the 
fee payable to Grand Lodge for each initiate is $3.00 
and for each member annually, other than for com- 
muted members, $1.00, it is most apparent that such 
lodges have little, if any, left to meet increased and 
increasing expenses. Such lodges cannot accumulate 
any surplus and are considerably hampered in their 
activities. Our lodges should be on a sound financial 
basis and so be encouraged and enabled to do better 
work. 

It has been strongly urged that the minimum 
initiation fee be increased, say to $35.00, and that 
we adopt a minimum annual dues, say $5.00. Surely 
if Masonry is worth anything it is at least worth 
the amounts suggested. However, before any amend- 
ments to this effect are proposed full investigation 
will be made and an opportunity for thorough dis- 
cussion will be given. I ask that you all give this 
matter your serious thought. 

CONFIRMING RANK 

(1) The Worshipful Master of Leeds Lodge, No. 
201, Gananoque for 1947, W. Bro. Percy Neill, owing 
to the action taken at Grand Lodge in July, 1947, 
and the charge subsequently laid against him, did 
not serve a full term of twelve months as Worship- 
ful Master. The Commission appointed to investi- 
gate the charge recommended that, in view of the 
extenuating circumstances, W. Bro. Neill should be 



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.given the rank of Past Master at the conclusion of 
his term of office as Worshipful Master. I concur 
in this and so recommend. 

(2) Wor. Bio. Charles A. Brown of Amity 
Lodge, No. 32, Dunnville, was elected Wor. Master 
of that Lodge on December 11th, 1946. He suffered 
an accident shortly after and was physically unable 
to be installed. His condition did not improve until 
late in the following year and he was installed under 
dispensation at an emergent meeting on October 
17th, 1948. He has been an active and efficient 
officer and the lodge has requested that he be con- 
firmed in the rank of Past Master. I so recommend. 

(3) W. Bro. Eldon W. Mitchell was elected Wor. 
Master of Kilwinning Lodge, No. 64, London, for the 
year 1947 but owing to circumstances beyond his 
control his installation had to be deferred and took 
place on Feb. 12th, 1947. He served as Wor. Master 
for eleven months and fulfilled the duties of his 
office efficiently. I recommend that he be con- 
firmed in the rank of Past Master. 

(4) The Worshipful Master of King Hiram 
Lodge, No. 566, Toronto, for 1947, W. Bro. M. R. 
Gould, owing to the fact that the dates of the elec- 
tion and installation of officers had been advanced 
one month, served as Master of his Lodge for only 
eleven months. Having served his term with the 
exception of one month and the shorter period being 
through no fault of his, I recommend that he be con- 
firmed in the rank of Past Master. 



NEW LODGES 

Corinthian Lodge, No. 657, Kirkland Lake, was 
constituted and constcrated on September 20th, 1947. 
It was with r2gret that I had to forego attending 
this important event. R.W. Bro. Thomas Arnott 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 55 

kindly officiated in my behalf. There was a fine 
attendance on this occasion. 

Sudbury Lodge, No. 658, Sudbury, was consti- 
tuted and consecrated on October 20th, 1947. M.W. 
Bro. R. B. Dargavel, with his usual kindness, repre- 
sented me and conducted the ceremony. He reports 
that there was a splendid attendance of members. 

A petition praying- that a dispensation be 
granted for the formation of a new lodge in Orillia 
was received last fall. Orillia had only one lodge 
and there is no doubt that another lodge is desirable 
and could be adequately supported in that city. The 
prayer of the petitioners was granted and a dispen- 
sation was issued on January 30th, 1948, for the 
formation of Equity Lodge. The lodge was instituted 
by R.W. Bro. James Poppleton, D.D.G.M., on Febru- 
ary 25th, 1948. 

I extend to the officers and members my best 
wishes for a happy, prosperous and successful future. 
We now have 572 lodges in this Grand Jurisdiction. 

GRAND MASTER'S BANQUET 

Following the practise of previous years a Grand 
Master's Banquet will be held at the Royal York 
Hotel at 6.45 to-night. The committee in charge, 
under the chairmanship of R.W. Bro. J. A. Hearn, 
has made extensive and satisfactory arrangements 
and we can rest assured that this will be an event 
which will be enjoyed by all who attend. This ban- 
quet has become one of the outstanding events of 
our Grand Lodge Session. The guest speaker this 
year is R.W. Bro. Dr. Richard A. Kem, Past Grand 
Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Those 
who attended the banquet two years ago will recall 
his eloquent response on behalf of the visitors. This 
year he has kindly consented to be our guest speaker 
and his message will be of great interest. Suitable 
entertainment has been provided. We can rest as- 
sured that this will be an evening both pleasant and 
profitable. 



56 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

APPRECIATION 

It is a great pleasure for me to pay tribute to 
that devoted group of District Deputy Grand Masters 
who have represented me during this my first year 
of office. They were men of sound judgment who 
had the spirit of Masonry in their hearts. They 
have served Grand Lodge and the Grand Master well 
and have at all times done everything possible to 
lighten his work. I also wish to record my appre- 
ciation of the co-operation and assistance given to 
me by the Grand Lodge officers and all members 
of the Board. 

Then there is that distinguished group of Past 
Grand Masters who, though few in number, have at 
all times been ready and willing to assist me with 
their support, counsel and guidance. They have 
been most helpful to me at all times and kindly in 
the encouragement given me in my efforts to carry 
out the duties and responsibilities as your Grand 
Master. 

As the reports will show, this has been a busy 
year; much has been accomplished. But what has 
been done by me could not have been accomplished 
without the ever-ready counsel and assistance of 
the Grand Secretary. To him must go my special 
thanks for his many courtesies, his great encourage- 
ment and the assistance in countless ways which 
have always been so helpful and, in fact, have made 
it possible for me to carry on the duties and responsi- 
bilities of office. I want the brethren to know and 
to appreciate the work of the Grand Secretary and 
the unselfish way in which he has served and helped 
Grand Lodge and particularly your Grand Master 
during the past year. I am heavily indebted to him. 

I also wish to record my thanks to the Staff in 
the Grand Secretary's office. They have at all times 
been ready to assist me in every way possible. 

And so, my brethren, I record an accounting of 
the stewardship given to me one year ago. What 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 57 

I have done has always been what I considered would 
be for the best interest of this Grand Lodge. I hope 
that I have, in some measure, fulfilled the confi- 
dence you have placed in me. We now enter upon 
a new Masonic year. Freemasonry has a great part 
to play in these days when men are groping for the 
light. Let us, as Masons, have the valour and the 
courage to carry into every situation and every rela- 
tionship those great ideals and principles for which 
our Order stands. 

T. H. SIMPSON, 

Grand Master. 



58 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RULING 

"Every candidate must kneel while being obli- 
gated in each degree unless unable to do so through 
physical disability, in which case permission of the 
Grand Master must first be obtained. 



APPENDIX 

Dedications 

The following lodge rooms have been dedicated : 

PORT ELGIN LODGE, No. 429, Port Elgin, on 
Friday, May 7th, 1948, by M.W. Bro. Frank A. 
Copus, Past Grand Master. 

PEQUONGA LODGE, No. 414, and LAKE OF THE 
WOODS LODGE, No. 445, Kenora, on Satur- 
day, May 29th, 1948, by M.W. Bro. W. J. Dun- 
lop, Past Grand Master. 



Lodges Constituted and Consecrated 

CORINTHIAN LODGE, No. 657, Kirkland Lake, on 
Saturday, September 20th, 1947, by R.W. Bro. 
Thomas Arnott, District Deputy Grand Master. 

SUDBURY LODGE, No. 658, Sudbury, on Monday, 
October 20th, 1947, by M.W. Bro. R. B. Dar- 
gavel, Past Grand Master. 



Lodge Instituted 

EQUITY LODGE, U.D., Orillia, on Wednesday, Feb- 
ruary 25th, 1948, by R.W. Bro. James Popple- 
ton, District Deputy Grand Master. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 59 

APPENDIX "A" 

Grand Lodge 

A. F. & A. M. OF CANADA 

In the Province of Ontario 

OFFICE OF THE GRAND MASTER 

HAMILTON, ONTARIO 

February 6th, 1948. 
To be read at the next regular meeting of the lodge. 

To the Worshipful Master of each Lodge. 

My Dear Worshipful Master: 

I have decided, after careful consideration, that I should 
communicate to our lodges and our members our attitude 
regarding the use of spiritous liquors and other intoxicants 
in Masonic Halls and Temples and at functions held under 
Masonic auspices. 

It is not my intention at this time to discuss the merits 
of the legislation and regulations governing the sale and 
distribution of such intoxicants in this Province, nor do I 
wish to interfere in any manner with the rights and privi- 
leges of any individual to use them according to his desires 
and inclinations, provided the exercise of such individual 
liberty does not reflect upon the dignity and standing of 
the Craft. 

My chief concern in sending this communication is to 
preserve and protect the reputation and importance of our 
Fraternity and to eliminate any discussion 'or strife in our 
lodges on this very controversial question. Older Masons 
will recall the discord and dissension in many lodges in days 
gone by when the regulations permitted the serving of beer 
during the refreshment hour. We must avoid any repetition 
of the unfortunate incidents of those days. 

In order that there may be no misunderstanding of our 
position, I believe it is necessary to issue the following direc- 
tive, and, at the same time, to advise that any member who 
violates this directive will be subject to Masonic discipline. 

(1) The serving, use or consumption of intoxicants at any 
function held under Masonic auspices or at any gather- 
ing of Craft Masons is prohibited. 

(2) The above regulation covers the secretive possession and 
consumption of liquor by a member or his guest at a 
lodge "At Home" or any other lodge gathering. 



60 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

(3) No member of the Craft shall attend any lodge assem- 
bly in an intoxicated condition. 

(4) The bringing of any intoxicants upon lodge premises 
owned or controlled by Masons is prohibited. No such 
premises owned or controlled by Masons shall be leased 
for any function, such as wedding receptions, dances or 
other entertainment, unless there is a definite agree- 
ment with the lessee that no intoxicants shall be served 
or consumed upon or brought onto such premises. 

I need hardly remind the brethren that Masonic offences 
have always included "all public crimes and misdemeanors 
involving moral turpitude." The brethren are charged to 
observe all the laws of our country, including the regula- 
tions governing the use and consumption of intoxicants. 

I hope our members will appreciate that in this, as in 
other matters, I have no desire to assume a dictatorial atti- 
tude but I have a responsibility to maintain our dignity and 
decorum. This is a duty which should be incumbent on every 
member, and in the discharge of our common responsibility 
I ask your sympathetic co-operation and assistance. 

This letter MUST be read at the regular meeting of 
your lodge when the greatest number of the members are 
likely to be assembled. Probably after the conferring of 
the degree would be the most suitable time. 

With most cordial fraternal good wishes, 

T. H. SIMPSON, 

Grand Master. 



APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON THE 
GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS 

At the conclusion of the Address it was moved 
by M.W. Bro. J. A. McRae, seconded by M.W. Bro. 
F. A. Copus, and carried: That a committee com- 
posed of all the Past Grand Masters present, with 
M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop as Chairman, consider 
and report to Grand Lodge on the Grand Master's 
Address. The motion was put by the Deputy Grand 
Master. 



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LETTERS OF REGRET 

The Grand Secretary advised that several letters 
and communications had been received from Grand 
Masters, distinguished brethren and Grand Lodges 
extending most cordial fraternal greetings and best 
wishes and expressing regret that they were unable 
to be present or represented. 

RECEPTION OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

As the Grand Secretary called the roll of Grand 
Representatives of other Grand Lodges those who 
were present attended at the Altar and were wel- 
comed by the Grand Master. Grand Honours were 
then given under the direction of the Grand Director 
of Ceremonies. 

REPORT ON CONSTITUTION AND LAWS 

(Part One) 

Part One of this report was presented by M.W. 
Bro. R. B. Dargavel, Chairman, and on motion of the 
Deputy Grand Master, seconded by M.W. Bro. Dar- 
gavel, it was received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, 'A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

The Committee on Constitution and Laws begs leave 
to report as follows: 

1. There is no constitutional objection to the following 
Notices of Motion by M.W. Bro. Dunlop, being submitted 
to Grand Lodge: 

(a) That Section 165 of the Constitution be amended 
by deleting the words "and any other jewel or medal 
specially designed and authorized by Grand Lodge" and 
substituting therefor the following: "and any other jewel, 



62 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

medal or lodge insignia specially designed and authorized 
by Grand Lodge or approved by the Grand Master." 

(b) That Section 5 of the Constitution be amended 
by changing the reference to The Very Worshipful Grand 
Stewards to read: "The Very Worshipful the Grand 
Stewards (sixty in number)." 



(Part Two) 

M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, Chairman, presented 
Part Two of his report, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by M.W. Bro. Dargavel, it 
was received and adopted. 

2. Brock Lodge, No. 354, Cannington, has petitioned 
to be transferred from Toronto District "B," to Victoria 
District. There are thirty lodges in Toronto District "B," 
and Brock Lodge is situated about sixty miles from the 
lodges in this District which meet in the City of Toronto. 
Victoria District has twelve lodges, and Brock Lodge is 
only a few miles from many of the lodges of Victoria Dis- 
trict. In the opinion of your Committee, this transfer is 
desirable. We, therefore, recommend the petition be grant- 
ed, and that Brock Lodge, No. 354, be, and is hereby trans- 
ferred from Toronto District "B" to Victoria District. 



(Part Three) 

Part Three of this report was presented by 
M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, Chairman, and on motion 
of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by M.W. Bro. 
Dargavel, it was received and adopted. 

3. Algonquin Lodge, No. 536, situated in the Town of 
Copper Cliff, has applied for concurrent jurisdiction with 
the two Masonic Lodges, Nickel Lodge, No. 427, and Sudbury 
Lodge, No. 658, which meet in the City of Sudbury. In the 
opinion of your Committee these three lodges should have 
concurrent jurisdiction. They meet in adjacent territory 
and their lodge rooms are only about three miles apart. 

Nickel Lodge, No. 427, and Sudbury Lodge, No. 658, 
have, however, filed dissents to concurrent jurisdiction. 
Sudbury Lodge has submitted a Brief which gives a detailed 
review of its objections. There is one paragraph in this 
Brief in which your Committee concurs, and we suggest 
that an effort must be made by these three lodges to equalize 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 63 

the fees and annual dues before concurrent jurisdiction can 
be favourably considered. 

Sudbury Lodge has been recently formed and the mem- 
bers are concerned regarding the material growth and pros- 
perity of their lodge. This Brief emphasizes this view and 
we appreciate the interest of this small lodge in its future 
development. Sudbury Lodge is well officered and it is 
active and progressive. Your Committee desires to point 
out in this instance and in others where concurrent juris- 
diction may be considered, that our records indicate, when 
a lodge is truly functioning, concurrent jurisdiction does not 
retard its material development. 

Your Committee is hopeful that during the coming year 
the fees and dues of these lodges may be equalized, and 
other differences adjusted, as it is our opinion that con- 
current jurisdiction will ultimately be to the advantage of 
all three lodges. 

We, therefore, recommend that action on this petition 
be deferred until our next Annual Communication. 

Fraternally submitted, 

R. B. DARGAVEL, 

Chairman. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 

To The Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 



Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I beg to report having completed the continuous 
monthly audit of the accounts of the Grand Treas- 
urer and of the Grand Secretary for the year ended 
31st May, 1948, and I have verified the statements 
submitted by the Grand Treasurer showing the 
Receipts and Disbursements of the General and the 
Combined Memorial and Semi-Centennial Funds for 
the year ended 31st May, 1948. 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The Investment Securities of the General, Mem- 
orial and Semi-Centennial Funds as set out in the 
respective schedules accompanying the Grand Treas- 
urer's report were produced by the Canada Perma- 
nent Trust Company for my inspection and found 
in order. 

I have also audited the "Food Parcels for Britain 
Fund" for the period ended 31st May, 1948, from the 
Receipts from Lodges and Vouchers for the payment 
of Food Parcels shipped up to 31st May, 1948. In 
this connection may I point out that all administra- 
tion charges — printing, bank exchange on cheques, 
etc., relative to this fund, were assumed and paid 
by Grand Lodge. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

H. FRANK VIGEON, C.A., 

Auditor. 



GRAND TREASURER'S REPORT 

The Grand Treasurer, M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, 
presented his report as follows: 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. 
of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

In every Report that I have submitted to Grand 
Lodge since I assumed this office in 1941, I have 
been able to state, fortunately, as I think and as you 
will agree, that a substantial amount has been added 
to the total financial resources of this Grand Lodge. 
For several years I was looking forward to the day 
when Grand Lodge would have a "backlog" of one 
million dollars. That objective was reached and 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 65 

passed two years ago and now I am hoping for a mil- 
lion and a quarter in order that Grand Lodge may 
be able to weather any storm that may arise; or, in 
other words, in order that Grand Lodge may always 
be able to help where help is needed. World condi- 
tions and national conditions change, as we all know, 
and sometimes they change suddenly. Disasters 
often come without warning. 

For example, if I may mention an incident which 
does not concern the financial year on which I am 
reporting, it would have warmed your hearts if you 
had seen and heard, as I did, the reaction of more 
than six hundred members of the Grand Lodge of 
British Columbia when their Grand Master an- 
nounced that our Grand Master had authorized a do- 
nation of $5,000 (and more, if required) for the relief 
of victims of the awful floods which recently deva- 
stated that Province. 

You will be interested to know, and I am sure 
you will be gratified to know, that the total financial 
resources of Grand Lodge, in cash and investments, 
on May 31st, 1948, amounted to $1,078,313.12. The 
total on the same day in 1947 was $1,047,125.99. 
You will also be interested in knowing how all this 
came about. Here are the details: 



Total resources 31st May, 1948: — 

General Fund — 

Cash on hand and in bank _ $ 27,203.63 

Memorial Fund — 

Cash in Bank— Capital Account 1,166.86 

Income Account 6,991.25 

Invested — Income Funds _ 30,625.00 

Semi-Centennial Fund — 

Cash in Bank - _ 100.00 

Total Cash on hand and in Bank plus 

Income Funds invested $ 66,086.74 



66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Investments carried at Par Values 

General Fund - $549,500.00 

Memorial Fund 426,101.24 

Semi-Centennial Fund 36,625.14 

1,012,226.38 



Total Cash plus Investments 31st May, 1948 $ 1,078,313.12 

Same items — last year — 31st May, 1947 

(as set out in Report) - 1,047,125.99 



Increase: During year _ $ 31,187.13 

The Source of this Increase is as follows: — 

Excess of Receipts from Lodges, Interest 
and Refunds over Disbursements: 

General Fund ...... $ 20,712.58 

Memorial Fund - - 5,987.38 

Contribution received for Benevolence 35.00 

Profit from Investments 

Sold or Redeemed 867.50 

Benevolent Grant Cheques, issued pre- 
vious years — returned not required 445.00 

Unused portion of Expense Fund set 
aside last year for Meeting Grand 
Lodges of Canada and Newfound- 
land __. 2,845.75 



30,893.21 
Investments purchased under 

Par Value - 475.00 



31,368.21 
Write down District North Vancouver, 
on Exchange 4%% — 1939 for 2%% 
—1970 181.08 



31,187,13 



At your leisure, turn over the pages and con- 
template, with a thrill of pride, the "Food Parcels 
for Britain Fund." Almost $120,000 was contributed 
in eight months; and all administration costs are 
borne by the General Fund ; every dollar contributed 
goes directly for the purpose for which it was given. 
The members of the Craft in this Grand Jurisdiction 
have never failed to support a worthy cause; they 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 67 

have always been generous — and more than gener- 
ous. 

It will be observed that grants made to Masons 
who were in need, and to the widows and orphans 
of Masons, amounted to $77,740; also that a dona- 
tion of $3,000 was made to the Ontario Division of 
the Canadian Red Cross Society; and, further, that 
Grand Lodge expended $6,465.78 on Food Parcels for 
Britain, apart from the funds contributed by the 
members of the lodges. 

My cordial thanks are due, and are hereby ex- 
tended, to the Grand Secretary, to the Auditor, and 
to the Grand Treasurer's Clerk. Their co-operation, 
their spirit of helpfulness, their willingness to com- 
ply with any and every request, have made my posi- 
tion not a task but a genuine pleasure. 

In these times it is not easy to find good invest- 
ments for funds which accumulate when bonds ma- 
ture. Interest rates are low and the problem is to 
find short-term securities in order that advantage 
may be taken, later on, of higher rates of interest 
which may prevail in a few years from now. How- 
ever, it has been possible, so far, to solve this prob- 
lem reasonably well. 

It only remains for me to express the hope that 
each one of you will take the printed Report home 
and will study carefully the audited and duly certi- 
fied statement of Receipts and Disbursements and 
the Schedules of Investments in the General Fund 
and in the Combined Memorial and Semi-Centennial 
Fund. The Canada Permanent Trust Company has 
furnished and has certified the lists from which the 
Schedules have been prepared and the Auditor has 
personally verified these lists. I should remind you 
again that the values set out in each case are the par 
values of the securities. 

This Report is respectfully and fraternally sub- 
mitted for the approval of Grand Lodge. 

W. J. DUNLOP, 

Grand Treasurer. 



6S GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GENERAL FUND 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

For the Year Ended 31st May, 1948 
RECEIPTS: 

Cash on hand and in Bank, 1st June, 1947 $ 48,530.30 

Add: Cancelled cheques issued prior years 125.00 

Refund Expenses, Meeting of Grand 

Lodges, Canada and Newfoundland 2,845.75 

$ 51,501.05 

Dues, Fees, etc $131,693.50 

Refunds _ 361.36 

Interest from Investments 17,579.85 

Contribution received for 
Benevolence _ 35.00 149,669.71 



$251,900.76 



Investments matured or sold, including premium 50,730.00 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Salaries: — 

Grand Secretary — | 6,000.00 

Clerical, G. S. Office 7,782.33 

Supervisor of 

Benevolence 4,000.00 

Grand Treasurer's 

Clerk _ _ 400.00 $ 18,182.33 

Office: 

Rent _ $ 1,600.00 

Light and Caretaking 414.55 

Printing, Stationery 

and Supplies 2,454.59 

Postage and Excise..... 1,062.92 
Bank Collection 

Charges 131.96 

Express, Telephone 

and Telegraph 485.78 

Furniture and 

Equipment 134.50 6,284.30 

Canada Permanent Trust Company, 

Fee and Disbursements 352.04 

Insurance Premiums 193.23 

Auditor _ 800.00 

Special Printing for resale to 

Lodges _..... 3,485.33 

G. M. Allowance ..'. $1,500 

Stenographer $ 300 1,800.00 



Carried forward 24,466.63 31,097.23 251,900.76 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 69 

GENERAL FUND 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

For the Year Ended 31st May, 1948 

DISBURSEMENTS (Cont'd) 

Brought forward 31,097.23 251,900.76 

D. G. M. Allowance...? 500 

Postage $ 30 - 530.00 

G. T. Postage 10.00 

G. S. Travelling Expenses 520.95 

Supervisor of Benevolence: 

Travelling Expenses $1,016.96 

Stenographer 400.00 1,416.96 



G. M. Special Delegates, Expenses 400.04 
Representatives to other 

G. Lodges, expenses 2,769.75 

G. East Expenses, Conferences, etc. 268.30 

Reviewer of Fraternal Cor 400.00 

Dedication Expenses 76.05 

Conference Fee, Washington 120.00 

Chairmen of Committees, 

Postage, etc - 10.00 

Masonic Relief Association, 

U.S.A. and Canada 253.77 

Librarian Honorarium $250.00, 

Expenses $272.33 ...... 522.33 

G. M. Regalia 615.00 

Repairs to. Regalia 42.00 

Masonic Education 237.28 

Floral Tributes - 182.24 

Meritorious Service Medals 38.15 

Honorary Presentation Jewels 678.54 

Testimonial to Retiring G. M 500.00 

Allowance to Mrs. W. M. Logan. 500.00 

Retiring Allowance, Miss J. Place 500.00 

Photograph and Frame 27.50 

Commission on Trials 18.94 

Grand Lodge Bulletin, Cost 1,882.18 

Donations: 

Can. Red Cross Society...$3,000.00 
Food Parcels 
for Britain: 
Cost of: 

Adm $ 105.84 

Parcels sent 

by G. L. . 6,359.94 6,465.78 9,465.78 



Carried forward 53,082.99 251,900.76 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GENERAL FUND 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

For the Year Ended 31st May, 1948 

DISBURSEMENTS (Cont'd) 

Brought forward 53,082.99 251,900.76 

Grand Lodge Meeting, 

1947, Expenses ..:. $5,870.30 

Grand Lodge Meeting, 

1947, Proceedings 2,876.24 

Grand Lodge Meeting, 

1948, Expenses 177.60 8,924.14 



62,007.13 



Benevolent Grants 66,915.00 



128 922 13 
Funds Invested— Par Value $96,000 95/775!oO 224,697.13 



27,203.63 



Cash on hand, 31st May, 1948 300.00 

Balance in Canadian Bank of 

Commerce, 31st May, 1948 26,903.63 $ 27,203.63 



INVESTMENT ACCOUNT — AT PAR VALUES 

Schedule, 1st June, 1947 ...... __ $503,500.00 

Matured, Redeemed or Sold during year: 
Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., 

3%, 1950 $ 5,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, 1950 5,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 3%, 1966 16,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 3%%, 1952 20,000.00 

City of Hamilton, 6%, 1948 4,000.00 50,000.00 



$453,500.00 



Purchased during year: 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp,, 
Debenture, 2%%, 1952 $ 40,000.00 

Toronto Harbour Commissioners, 
Bonds, 2V2%, Maturing Sept. 
1958-1962, $1,000 each year 5,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 

Bonds, 2%%, 1965-1969 15,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corpora- 
tion, Guaranteed Investment 
Receipt, 2V 2 %, January, 1951 20,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 

Bonds, 3%, 1965 ...... 16,000.00 96,000.00 



Schedule, 31st May, 1948 $549 500.00 



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71 



GENERAL FUND 

Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1948 Par 

% Due Value 

Dominion of Canada - 3 1952 10,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1954 13,500.00 

Dominion of Canada _ 3 1956 12,000.00 

Dominion of Canada _ 3 1957 69,000.00 

Dominion of Canada - 3 1959 60,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1960 30,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1962 26,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1963 12,000.00 

Canadian National Railways 5 1954 8.000.00 

Province of Ontario 3 1955 33,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3% 1955 11,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3 1965 16,000.00 

Province of Ontario 2% 1969 15,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5 1954 5,000.00 

Province of Manitoba _ _ 5% 1955 10,000.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 3% 1956 12,000.00 

City of Toronto 6 1949 3,000.00 

City of Toronto __ _ 6 1950 12,000.00 

The Toronto Harbour Commissioners 2Y 2 1958/62 5,000.00 

City of Hamilton 6 1949 3,000.00 

City of Hamilton 6 1953 3,000.00 

City of Woodstock 5% 1949 2,000.00 

City of Woodstock _ hYz 1950 3,000.00 

City of Windsor, Debenture %Y 2 1973 11,000.00 

Township of Barton 5Y 2 1952 5,000.00 

Township of Sandwich East 2 1985 4,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture 3^4 1950 10,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture 2Y 2 1951 25,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture 2% 1951 5,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture _ 2Y 2 1952 40,000.00 

The Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 2 1948 20,000.00 

The Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3% 1949 5,000.00 

The Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 2Y 2 1951 20,000.00 

The Ontario Loan & Debenture Co., 

Debenture _.... 2% 1952 10,000.00 

The Victoria Trust & Savings Co., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3 1951 5,000.00 

The Victoria Trust & Savings Co., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3 1951 6,000.00 

The Victoria Trust & Savings Co., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3 1951 10.000.00 

Total Par Value $o4y,oltu.U0 



72 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL 
FUNDS 

Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for the Year 
Ended 31st May, 1948 

RECEIPTS: 

Funds on hand, 1st June, 1947: 

Memorial Fund— Balance in Bank $ 13,290.78 

Semi-Centennial Fund — Balance in Bank _ 100.00 

Income Funds invested in Dominion of Canada 

Bonds - 28,625.00 

42,015.78 
Cancelled Cheques issued prior years 320.00 

42,335.78 

Interest from Investments $ 16,338.46 

Interest from Income 

Funds invested _.... 820.00 

Investments matured or sold , 26,309.95 43,468.41 

$ 85,804.19 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., Fee 

and Disbursements $ 346.08 

Benevolent Grants 10,825.00 

11,171.08 
Funds invested 35,750.00 46,921.08 

38,883.11 
Balance, Funds on hand, 31st May, 1948: 
Memorial Fund: 

Capital Account on deposit in 

Bank - $ 1,166.86 

Income Account on deposit in 

Bank „ 6,991.25 

Income Account invested in 

Bonds _ 30,625.00 

Semi-Centennial Fund: 

Capital Account on deposit in 

Bank 100.00 $ 38,883.11 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 73 

INVESTMENT ACCOUNT — AT PAR VALUE 

Schedule, 1st June, 1947 $453,079.91 

Matured, Redeemed or Sold during year: 

Burrard Dry Dock Co. Limited, 
3%, 1950 $ 5,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, 1950 3,000.00 

District of North Vancouver, ad- 
justment with exchange of 
4%% Debentures due 1939 for 
2 l ,i % Instalment Refunding 
Debentures, last instalment due 
31st December, 1970 181.08 

District of North Vancouver, 
2 1 4%, 1970, repayment on ac- 
count of principal 672.45 

Dominion of Canada, 3%, 1966 17,500.00 26,353.53 

426,726.38 
Purchased during year: 

Canada Permanent Mortgage 
Corporation, Debenture, 2%%, 
maturing May 1952 $ 10,000.00 

Toronto Harbour Commissioners, 
Bonds, 2%%, maturing Sept., 
1958-1962, $1,000 each year 5,000.00 

Province of Ontario, Bonds, 

2%%, maturing Nov., 1969.._ 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario, Bonds, 3%, 

maturing April, 1965 18,000.00 36,000.00 

Schedule, 31st May, 1948 - $462,726.38 



74 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL 
FUNDS 

Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1948 
PART ONE — MEMORIAL FUND 



Par 

% Due Value 

Dominion of Canada 3 1954 6,800.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1956 13,950.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1957 21,800.00 

Dominion of Canada _ 4% 1959 30,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1962 4,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 3 1963 22,000.00 

Canadian National Railways 5 1954 25,000.00 

Canadian National Railways 3 1959 8,500.00 

Province of Ontario 3 1953 49,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3 1955 17,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3% 1955 13,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3 1965 18,000.00 

Province of Ontario 2% 1969 3,000.00 

Hydro-Electric Power Commission....... 2% 1971 5,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick hVz 1950 1,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5 1954 10,000.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 3 1956 5,000.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 3% 1956 20,000.00 

Province of Quebec 3% 1955 15,000.00 

Province of Saskatchewan 6 1952 1,000.00 

City of Toronto 5% 1952 5,000.00 

The Toronto Harbour Commissioners 2% 1958/62 5,000.00 

City of Windsor, Debenture ZVz 1963 20,051.24 

City of Windsor, Debenture 3Yz 1965 5,000.00 

City of Saskatoon 5 1961 5,000.00 

Town of Orillia AY 2 1954 4,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture _ 3% 1949 20,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture 3% 1949 22,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp.. 

Debenture 3% 1950 4,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture 2% 1952 10,000.00 

The Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 2% 1949 7,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3% 1949 10,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3^4 1949 20,000.00 

Total Par Value $426,101.24 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 75 

COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL 

FUNDS 

Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1948 

PART TWO — SEMI-CENTENNIAL FUND 

Par 

% Due Value 

Dominion of Canada - 4V 2 1959 6,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5 1954 5,000.00 

Province of Saskatchewan 6 1952 6,000.00 

District of North Vancouver 2*4 1970 2,146.47 

City of Hamilton 5 1949 1,000.00 

City of Hamilton 5 1963 3,000.00 

City of Windsor, Debenture SY 2 1963 1,000.00 

City of Windsor, Debenture 3Vz 1973 6,478.67 

Citv of Windsor, Debenture ..„._ SV 2 1974 4,000.00 

Township of Barton _ 5V 2 1952 $ 2,000.00 

Total Par Value .$~36V625.14 

FOOD PARCELS FOR BRITAIN FUND 

Statement of Total Contributions from Lodges and 
Disposition of Same for the Period Ended 31st May, 1948 

RECEIPTS: 

Total Contributions received from Lodges to 

31st May, 1948 $119,015.49 

Interest received on balance in Savings Bank 

Account 377.23 

$119,392.72 
DISBURSEMENTS: 

Cheques paid to The T. Eaton Co. Limited for 

Food Parcels shipped to end of May, 1948 $ 69,514.90 

Balance of Fund on Deposit, 31st May, 1948 $ 49,877.82 

NOTE — All Administration Costs of the above Fund have 
been borne by Grand Lodge. 



On motion of the Deputy Grand Master, sec- 
onded by M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, the report was 
received and referred to the Committee on Audit 
and Finance. 



76 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT 

The Grand Secretary presented his report as 
follows : 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. 
of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I beg to present my annual report for the year 
ended May 31st, 1948, which contains a Summary 
of Receipts from various sources placed in the 
General Fund; Details of Receipts on the General 
Fund and Ledger Balances as at May 31st, 1948; 
a Summary of Receipts for the year; Details of 
Payments to the Grand Treasurer; Details of the 
Returns of Lodges as at May 31st, 1948; a Sum- 
mary of the Receipts and of Payments to the Grand 
Treasurer on account of the Memorial and Semi- 
centennial Funds ; and a Statement of the Receipts 
and Disbursements on the Memorial and Semi- 
centennial Funds Revenue Account. 

As an appendix to the Proceedings are recorded 
the Details of the Returns of the 571 warranted 
lodges as of December 31st, 1947. 

Our net gain in membership this year is not 
quite as large as reported for last year, but is still 
a substantial one. As of December 31st, 1947, our 
total membership stands at 109,008, an increase dur- 
ing the year of 4,608. Suspensions were about the 
same as last year but there was an increase of 95 
in the number of resignations. 

As of Initi- Affili- Suspen- Member- 
Dec. 31st ations ations sions ship Loss 

1938 2046 542 1952 95462 1696 

1939 1876 521 1700 93842 1620 

1940 1864 516 1596 92397 1445 

1941 2027 417 1387 91398 1001 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 

Gain 

1942 2572 502 926 91497 99 

1943 3632 636 785 93049 1552 

1944 4568 713 523 96171 3122 

1945 4862 755 393 99509 3238 

1946 6244 892 393 104400 4891 

1947 6139 1115 385 109008 4608 



Recapitulation — December 31st, 1947 

Membership, December 31st, 1946 „._ 104,400 // Z ' °3 

Initiated _ 6,139 , y fi 1 



112,103 



Passed _ _ - 5,822 

Raised _ _ _ 5,671 

Affiliated 1,115 

Reinstated _ 449 

Deaths _ _..... _ 1,878 

Resignations _ _ 763 

Suspensions _ _ 385 

Ad j ustments _ 69 

3,095 

Membership, December 31st, 1947 _ 109,008 

Number of active chartered lodges _ 571 

Lodges under Dispensation May 31st, 1948 1 

Total number of lodges, May 31st, 1948 572 



Fifty- Year Medals 

Veteran Jubilee Medals (50 years a Mason) 
have been presented to 138 members since our last 
Annual Communication, and Long" Service Medals 
(50 years at Past Master) have been presented to 18 
Veteran Past Masters. 

William Mercer Wilson Medal 

Since the adoption of this Medal for Meritorious 
Service in 1945, it has been awarded to the following 
members : 



5 



3 



78 GRAND LODC.E OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

*Bro. David A. Moir, Acacia Lodge, No. 61. 

*Bro. Alex. William Cathcart, Ancient St. John's 
Lodge, No. 3. 

Bro. Charles H. Dearden, General Mercer Lodge, 
No. 548. 

Bro. Alfred E. Gregory, Faithful Brethren Lodge, 
No. 77. 

Bro. Robert A. MacGillivray, Twin City Lodge, 
No. 509. 

Bro. Maurice Mentel, Mount Sinai Lodge, No. 522. 

Bro. E. J. Clark, Kenogamisis Lodge, No. 656. 

Bro. Thomas J. MacFarlane, Doric Lodge, No. 316. 

Bro. Peter Fisher, Grand River Lodge, No. 151. 

Bro. Robert G. Douglas, Chaudiere Lodge, No. 264. 

Bro. R. H. Parr, Stamford Lodge, No. 626. 
Awarded this year: 

Bro. James Cowan, Mount Dennis Lodge, No. 599. 

Bro. C. M. Wilson, Clifton Lodge, No. 254. 

Bro. W. J. Taylor, Dalhousie Lodge, No. 52. 

Bro. E. W. Shell, Keystone Lodge, No. 412. 

Bro. J. A. Wood, John Ross Robertson Lodge, No. 
545. 

Bro. F. W. Bowen, Durham Lodge, No. 66. 
*Deceased. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 79 

Details of Receipts of Grand Lodge on General 

Account and Ledger Balances, Year 

Ending May 31st, 1948 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr, Cr. 

2 Niagara..... - Niagara 260.50 4.00 

3 Ancient St. John's...Kingston 410.00 3.00 

5 Sussex „.Brockville _ 519.50 23.25 

6 Barton -Hamilton 324.40 8.50 

7 Union -Grimsby 225.00 2.00 

9 Union .....Napanee 251.50 3.00 

10 Norfolk.... Simcoe 257.00 3.00 

11 Moira .Belleville 431.50 15.50 

14 True Britons .Perth 313.00 1.00 

15 St. George's ....St. Catharines... 416.00 8.00 

16 St. Andrew's .Toronto 429.00 2.50 

17 St. John's Cobourg 328.00 

18 Prince Edward ......Picton 296.50 6.00 

20 St. John's London 765.00 14.00 

21a St. John's Vankleek Hill ... 134.00 

22 King Solomon's ..Toronto 371.50 9.50 

23 Richmond...... ....Richmond HilL. 157.50 2.50 

24 St. Francis Smith's Falls 439.70 

25 Ionic Toronto 229.00 6.00 

26 Ontario .Port Hope 210.00 1.00 

27 Strict Observance-Hamilton 457.00 11.00 

28 Mount Zion Kemptville 152.50 3.00 

29 United ..Brighton 188.00 4.00 

30 Composite Whitby _ 168.50 6.50 

31 Jerusalem _Bowmanville 250.30 6.50 

32 Amity Dunnville 308.00 5.50 

33 Maitland Goderich 218.00 

34 Thistle Amherstburg ... 146.00 8.25 

35 St. John's ....Cayuga 166.00 

37 King Hiram ...Jngersoll 190.50 .50 

38 Trent.... Trenton _ 353.50 

39 Mount Zion Brooklin 126.00 5.50 

40 St. John's Hamilton 604.50 3.00 

41 St. George's Kingsville 254.00 1.00 

42 St. George's ...London 337.50 2.00 

43 King Solomon's Woodstock 408.50 

44 St. Thomas St. Thomas 398.50 6.00 

45 Brant Brantford 451.00 5.00 

46 Wellington ......Chatham 346.50 .50 

47 Great Western...... Windsor 629.00 8.50 

48 Madoc ....Madoc 194.50 

50 Consecon Consecon _ _ 122.80 3.00 

52 Dalhousie ...Ottawa 361.50 

54 Vaughan... Maple 117.00 

55 Merrickville ....Merrickville 141.00 17.50 

56 Victoria... Sarnia 372.50 7.50 

57 Harmony Binbrook 152.50 3.00 



SO GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 
No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

58 Doric » Ottawa 337.50 

61 Acacia... Hamilton 675.70 7.00 

62 St. Andrew's .Caledonia 180.00 10.70 

63 St. John's —Carleton Place 238.50 

64 Kilwinning ,London 459.50 13.00 

65 Rehoboam ..Toronto 799.50 8.00 

66 Durham -Newcastle 123.50 4.00 

68 St. John's — Ingersoll 157.00 3.50 

69 Stirling Stirling 173.00 

72 Alma -Gait 215.00 13.00 

73 St. James —St. Marys 201.50 20.00 

74 St. James -South Augusta... 94.00 

75 St. John's —Toronto 191.50 6.00 

76 Oxford -Woodstock 383.00 5.00 

77 Faithful Brethren-Lindsay 395.50 5.00 

78 King Hiram -Tillsonburg 332.00 

79 Simcoe -Bradford 129.50 12.50 

81 St. John's —Mount Brydges 103.10 1.50 

82 St. John's __ _Paris 228.50 

83 Beaver ..Strathroy 194.50 2.00 

84 Clinton _ .Clinton 166.00 4.00 

85 Rising Sun Athens _ 99.00 

86 Wilson _ -.Toronto 309.50 5.00 

87 Markham Union Markham 121.50 

88 St. George's Owen Sound 231.00 3.00 

90 Manito Collingwood 345.00 .50 

91 Colborne Colborne 148.00 5.50 

92 Cataraqui -Kingston 480.50 

93 Northern Light —Kincardine 236.00 .50 

94 St. Mark's Port Stanley 147.50 3.00 

96 Corinthian .>Barrie 500.50 1.00 

97 Sharon -Queensville ... 

98 True Blue -.Bolton 106.00 

99 Tuscan Newmarket 

100 Valley Dundas 

101 Corinthian -Peterboro 

103 Maple Leaf St. Catharines... 

104 St. John's -Norwich 

105 St. Mark's -....-Niagara Falls... 399.50 93.00 

106 Burford _ Burford 

107 St. Paul's Lambeth 

108 Blenheim Princeton 

1 09 Albi on Harrowsmith 

110 Central -.—Prescott 

113 Wilson ...Waterford 

114 Hope Port Hope 219.50 7.50 

115 Ivy Beamsville 245.80 3.00 

116 Cassia ....Thedford 168.00 

118 Union Schomberg 115.50 4.20 

119 Maple Leaf _ —Bath 153.25 .50 



121.50 


4.00 


106.00 


5.00 


134.00 


5.50 


371.00 


6.00 


450.50 


5.50 


573.50 


12.00 


186.00 


4.00 


399.50 




175.50 


9.00 


177.50 


4.00 


98.00 


4.00 


211.00 


1.80 


227.50 




216.50 


1.00 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 81 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

120 Warren... -Fingal 1 85.00 4.00 

121 Doric Brantford 498.00 7.00 

122 Renfrew . Renfrew 151.50 .50 

123 Belleville _. Belleville 389.50 5.85 

125 Cornwall — Cornwall 395.00 .50 

126 Golden Rule _Campbellford ... 232.00 1.00 

127 Franck _Frankford 183.70 1.50 

128 Pembroke ...Pembroke 286.50 3.00 

129 Rising Sun .Aurora 149.00 5.00 

131 St. Lawrence ..Southampton ... 121.00 8.00 

133 Lebanon Forest Exeter 170.50 6.00 

135 St. Clair .....Milton 174.50 4.00 

136 Richardson Stouffville 156.00 5.50 

137 Pythagoras _Meaford 127.00 1.20 

139 Lebanon..... Oshawa 284.00 1.00 

140 Malahide Aylmer 194.50 1.50 

141 Tudor Mitchell 168.00 5.50 

142 Excelsior. Morrisburg 201.50 3.00 

143 Friendlv Brothers... Iroquois 110.00 3.00 

144 Tecumseh. ... Stratford 434.50 3.50 

145 J. B. Hall .Millbrook 113.00 

146 Prince of Wales ...Newburgh 107.00 

147 Mississippi Almonte 182.50 3.00 

148 Civil Service ...Ottawa 262.00 

149 Erie ...Port Dover 246.50 3.00 

151 Grand River ...Kitchener 671.50 

153 Burns Wvoming 138 50 13.50 

154 Irving ....Lucan 151.50 3.00 

155 Peterborough Peterborough ... 486.00 6.00 

156 York -Toronto 368.50 .50 

157 Simpson Newboro 119.00 2.00 

158 Alexandra .......Oil Springs 91.50 1.00 

159 Goodwood _ Richmond 96.50 2.50 

161 Percy Warkworth 129.25 1.00 

162 Forest Wroxeter 111.50 .50 

164 Star in the East Wellington 132.50 6.00 

165 Burlington .Burlington 467.00 7.00 

166 Wentworth Stoney Creek ... 289.50 9.00 

168 Merritt Welland 244.75 6.50 

169 Macnab Port Colborne.. 237.50 

170 Britannia Seaforth 146.50 5.50 

171 Prince of Wales ...Iona Sta 69.50 

172 Ayr Ayr 81.50 

174 Walsingham Port Rowan 137.00 .50 

177 The Builders _Ottawa 440.50 6.00 

178 Plattsville Plattsville 56.50 

180 Speed _Guelph 486.50 9.35 

181 Oriental Port Burwell 121.50 1.00 

184 Old Light .Lucknow 169.50 5.00 

185 Enniskillen York 88.50 3.00 



82 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. 
186 
190 
192 
193 
194 
195 
196 
197 
200 
201 
203 
205 
207 



Name of Lodge Location Amount 

Plantagenet..... _.Riceville 74.00 

Belmont - -Belmont 137.00 

Orillia Orillia 488.25 

Scotland Scotland 168.30 

Petrolia Petrolia 173.50 

Tuscan London 248.50 

Madawaska Arnprior 260.00 

Saugeen Walkerton 154.00 

St. Alban's Mount Forest ... 124.00 



Balance 



Leeds 

Irvine 

New Dominion 

Lancaster 

209a St. John's 



209 
215 
216 
217 
218 
219 
220 
221 
222 
223 
224 
225 
228 
229 
230 
231 
232 
233 
234 
235 
236 
237 
238 
239 
242 
243 
245 
247 
249 
250 
253 
254 
255 
256 
257 
258 



„Gananoque 336.00 

-Elora 119.50 

_New Hamburg... 78.00 

..Lancaster 129.00 

„London 691.50 

Evergreen. Lanark 141.50 

Lake Ameliasburg 1 10.00 

Harris Orangeville 256.90 

Frederick Delhi 217.20 



Stevenson..... 

Credit 

Zeredatha 

Mountain 

Marmora 

Norwood™. 

Huron 

Bernard 



.Toronto 287.50 

.Georgetown 185.80 

.Uxbridge 246.50 

.Thorold 366.00 

.Marmora 98.50 

lorwood _ 89.50 

.JHensall 129.00 

Listowel 265.50 

_Odessa 114.50 

Brampton 277.00 

.__Barrie 398.00 

___Ottawa 368.00 

_JDutton 113.50 

._._Parkhill 128.50 

.._Thornbury 116.50 

Paisley 128.50 

... 131.50 



Prince Arthur 

Ionic 

Kerr 

Fidelity. 

Cameron _.... 

Doric 

Bea ver 

Aldworth 

Manitoba Cookstown 

Vienna Vienna 110.50 

Havelock Watford 125.00 

Tweed Tweed 127.00 

Macoy ....Mallorytown 126.50 

St. George St. George 151.50 

Tecumseh _ Thamesville 142.00 

Ashlar Toronto 274.00 

Caledonian. Midland 296.00 

Thistle Embro 130.00 

Minden .Kingston 637.50 

Clifton Niagara 498.50 

Sydenham Dresden _ 183.50 

Farran's Point Aultsville 114.00 

Gait Gait 245.50 

Guelph Guelph 279.00 



Dr. 
3.50 

10.00 
7.00 
3.00 
3.50 
2.00 

1.00 

.50 

1.00 



3.50 
12.00 

13.00 

5.50 
1.00 
3.00 
3.00 



7.50 
13.50 
6.00 
9.00 
6.00 



4.00 
10.00 



4.00 
1.00 
6.50 
2.50 
3.50 
1.50 

13.00 
6.00 

3.00 
4.00 
6.00 



Cr. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 83 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

259 Springfield .-.Springfield 225.00 

260 Washington Petrolia 160.00 7.50 

261 Oak Branch..... __Innerkip 72.50 1.00 

262 Harriston ^Harriston 149.50 

263 Forest Forest 148.00 1.00 

264 Chaudiere Ottawa 417.20 8.00 

265 Patterson Thornhill 227.50 7.00 

266 Northern Light Stayner 172.00 7.50 

267 Parthenon Chatham 383.50 2.00 

268 Verulam Bobcaygeon ...... 102.50 1.50 

269 Brougham Union Claremont 93.50 

270 Cedar Oshawa 348.50 7.00 

271 Wellington Erin ...... 156.50 

272 Seymour Ancaster - 230.50 

274 Kent _ Blenheim 267.00 4.00 

276 Teeswater Teeswater 99.00 3.50 

277 Seymour _ Port Dalhousie 167.50 8.00 

279 New Hope _._.Hespeller 122.50 3.25 

282 Lome Glencoe 100.00 1.00 

283 Eureka.... Belleville 490.75 

284 St. John's ..Brussels 100.00 1.00 

285 Seven Star .Alliston 231.00 3.50 

286 Wingham..... Wingham 259.00 

287 Shuniah Port Arthur 494.50 6.00 

289 Doric Lobo 116.00 1.00 

290 Leamington Leamington ..... 321.50 3.00 

291 Dufferin _West Flamboro 142.50 1.80 

292 Robertson King 123.50 1.00 

294 Moore _...Courtright 138.00 6.50 

295 Conestogo Drayton 97.30 

296 Temple _ ..St Catharines... 414.00 1.00 

297 Preston .Preston 260.50 6.00 

299 Victoria Centreville 81.50 1.00 

300 Mount Olivet .......Thorndale 63.50 

302 St. David's ..St. Thomas .. 551.80 51.00 

303 Blvth...... _Blyth 74.50 

304 Minerva Stroud 169.50 50 

305 Humber Weston 270.50 8.00 

306 Durham .Durham 139.00 

307 Arkona Arkona 87.00 .50 

309 Morning Star..... Carlow „_ 112.00 2.00 

311 Blackwood Woodbridge ...... 176.00 3.00 

312 Pnyx _ ..Wallaceburg 279 00 1.00 

313 Clementi Lakefield 171.00 3.00 

314 Blair. Palmerston _ 200.00 

315 Clifford Clifford 93.50 

316 Doric ....Toronto 275.00 6.00 

318 Wilmot Baden 42.50 

319 Hiram ...Hagersville 202.00 1.00 

320 Chesterville ...... Chesterville _ 123.50 



84 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

321 Walker Acton 194.50 6.00 

322 North Star..... ..Owen Sound 237.00 4.00 

323 Alvinston ...Alvinston 105.50 3.00 

324 Temple ..Hamillton _ 494.00 4.00 

325 Orono _ Orono . __.. 153.50 8.00 

326 Zetland -Toronto 317.50 7.00 

327 Hammond... ...Wardsville .._ 75.00 

328 Ionic Napier ._ 67.00 

329 King Solomon Jarvis - 147.50 

330 Corinthian London 292.50 2.00 

331 Fordwich..... .Fordwich 50.50 

332 Stratford..... .....Stratford 382.00 1.00 

333 Prince Arthur...... Flesherton 183.00 2.50 

334 Prince Arthur. Arthur _.... 117.50 

336 Highgate Highgate 147.00 

337 Myrtle Port Robinson.. 93.50 1.00 

338 Dufferin Wellandport 118.20 

339 Orient ...Toronto 380.00 1.50 

341 Bruce. Tiverton _ 72.00 3.00 

343 Georgina Toronto 356.50 12.00 

344 Merrill _ .Dorchester 130.50 2.80 

345 Nilestown. .Nilestown 143.00 

346 Occident Toronto 474.00 7.00 

347 Mercer Fergus 164.00 

348 Georgian Penetanguishene 97.50 

352 Granite .Parry Sound 458.50 

354 Brock Cannington 81.00 

356 River Park Streetsville 134.00 3.00 

357 Waterdown Millgrove 237.00 2.00 

358 Delaware Valley Delaware 133.50 .50 

359 Vittoria Vittoria 103.00 3.00 

360 Muskoka Bracebridge 235.70 

361 Waverley. Guelph 346.50 .50 

362 Maple Leaf. Tara 62.00 

364 Dufferin Melbourne 79.00 

367 St. George. Toronto 437.00 13.50 

368 Salem Brockville 559.00 

369 Mimico Lambton 330.00 6.00 

370 Harmony Delta 103.00 

371 Prince of Wales Ottawa 444.00 25.50 

372 Palmer Fort Erie 240.00 .50 

373 Copestone. Welland _ 306.50 

374 Keene Keene 75.50 1.50 

375 Lome Omemee 116.30 3.00 

376 Unity. Huntsville 145.00 1.50 

377 Lome Shelbume 174.00 

378 King Solomon's London 571.00 

379 Middlesex Bryanston 81.00 

380 Union ...London 650.50 25.00 

382 Doric .Hamilton 450.00 10.00 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 85 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

383 Henderson Winchester 187.50 4.00 

384 Alpha .....Toronto 447.50 9.50 

385 Spry Beeton 126.00 7.00 

386 McColl West Lome 226.50 4.00 

387 Lansdowne Lansdowne 104.00 5.50 

388 Henderson . Ilderton 134.50 

389 Crystal Fountain... North Augusta 88.00 

390 Florence Florence 108.00 1.50 

391 Howard _Ridgetown 249.50 2.50 

392 Huron -Camlachie _ 104.00 4.00 

393 Forest. _ _Chesley 128.00 6.00 

394 King Solomon. Thamesford 141.50 3.00 

395 Parvaim Xomber 85.00 

396 Cedar...... __Wiarton 208.50 

397 Leopold Brigden 200.50 5.00 

398 Victoria Kirkfield ' 131.50 

399 Moffatt. _..._Harrietsville 81.00 3.00 

400 Oakvilla Oakville 294.00 

401 Craig Deseronto 126.00 3.00 

402 Central Essex 248.00 6.00 

403 Windsor. _ Windsor ...... 523.50 11.50 

404 Lome. Tamworth 103.00 

405 Mattawa ...Mattawa 113.50 1.20 

406 Spry Fenelon Falls ... 137.10 

408 Murray Beaverton 146.00 

409 Golden Rule _Gravenhurst 159.50 4.00 

410 Zeta .Toronto 395.50 6.00 

411 Rodney _Rodney 206.00 1.00 

412 Keystone... ......_Sault Ste. Marie 441.50 6.50 

413 Naphtali ...Tilbury 135.50 5.25 

414 Pequonga Kenora 349.50 7.50 

415 Fort William .Fort William ... 508.00 14.50 

416 Lyn __ Lyn 52.50 3.00 

417 Keewatin.... _Keewatin 117.00 9.50 

418 Maxville Maxville 109.50 

419 Liberty Samia 368.00 13.00 

420 Nipissing North Bay 257.00 .50 

421 Scott _ Grand Valley ... 131.50 6.00 

422 Star of the East _Bothwell 131.50 

423 Strong _Sundridge 107.00 

424 Doric ...._ Pickering 175.50 2.50 

425 St. Clair Sombra _ 120.00 1.50 

426 Stanley .Toronto 330.50 1.00 

427 Nickel ...Sudbury 471.20 

428 Fidelity Port Perry 144.50 5.00 

429 PortEigin Port Elgin 122.50 3.00 

430 Acacia Toronto 293.50 18.00 

431 Moravian _ Cargill 60.00 

432 Hanover _ _ Hanover 94.50 

433 Bonnechere _ Eganville 104.70 4.00 



Amount 


Dr. 


162.00 




147.00 




83.00 




408.50 


13.00 


262.00 


7.00 


135.50 


2.00 


136.00 


1.00 


101.50 


2.00 


153.50 




218.50 




98.50 


2.50 


221.00 


6.00 


227.00 


2.00 



86 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

484 Algonquin..- _Emsdale 

435 Havelock Havelock 

436 Burns „. Hepworth 

437 Tuscan _ Sarnia 

488 Harmony Toronto 

489 Alexandria... ..Alexandria . 

440 Arcadia JMinden 

441 Westport .Westport , 

442 Dyment Thessalon 

443 Powassan Powassan 

444 Nitetis _ Creemore 

445 Lake of the Woods.Kenora 221.00 

446 Granite Fort Frances 

447 Sturgeon Falls ......Sturgeon Falls 71.50 

448 Xenophon. Wheatley 200.00 

449 Dundalk Dundalk _ 109.20 

450 Hawkesbury Hawkesbury 98.00 

451 Somerville _Kinmount 70.00 1.00 

452 Avonmore ...Avonmore 104.50 6.00 

453 Royal _ Fort William ... 342.00 7.00 

454 Corona Burk's Falls 130.05 1.50 

455 Doric Little Current... 103.50 3.00 

456 Elma.... .Monkton 100.75 1.00 

457 Century Merlin 153.50 

458 Wales Wales _. 170.00 

459 Cobden. Cobden _ 130.50 

460 Rideau Seeley's Bay 128.00 

461 Ionic Rainy River 174.20 1.00 

462 Temiskaming. New Liskeard... 144.50 3.50 

463 North Entrance Haliburton 149.00 

464 King Edward Sunderland 130.00 2.50 

465 Carleton Carp 84.00 

466 Coronation ......Elmvale _...._.-.... 131.20 1.00 

467 Tottenham ..Tottenham 72.50 7.00 

468 Peel Caledon 146.50 9.50 

469 Algoma Sault Ste. Marie 427.50 7.70 

470 Victoria Victoria Harbor 79.50 1.50 

471 King Edward VII Chippawa 101.00 

472 Gore Bay _ Gore Bay 134.50 10.00 

473 The Beaches Toronto 288.00 6.00 

474 Victoria Toronto 299.00 2.00 

475 Dundurn. Hamilton 510.50 1.00 

476 Corinthian. North Gower 124.00 1.50 

477 Harding Woodville 78.00 5.00 

478 Milverton Milverton 129.00 6 75 

479 Russell Russell 115.00 

480 Williamsburg Williamsburg ... 75.00 7.00 

481 Corinthian. Toronto _ 320.50 

482 Bancroft Bancroft 172.00 1 50 

483 Granton Granton 113.00 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 87 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodee Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

484 Golden Star Dryden _ 216.00 6.00 

485 Haileybury Jlaileybury 131.50 

486 Silver ...Cobalt 180.00 6.00 

487 Penewobikong .Blind River 99.00 

488 King Edward .Harrow 192.50 

489 Osiris Smith's Falls 212.50 1.00 

490 Hiram - -..Markdale 79.50 6.00 

491 Cardinal _ Cardinal 95.50 2.00 

492 Karnak -Coldwater 122.00 3.00 

494 Riverdale .........Toronto 264.00 4.00 

495 Electric „ .Hamilton 389.60 6.00 

496 University Toronto 272.50 .50 

497 St. Andrew's Arden 99.10 

498 King George V Coboconk 89.50 1.00 

499 Port Arthur..... ...-Port Arthur 587.00 1.00 

500 Rose Windsor 162.50 1.00 

501 Connaught Mimico - 379.00 7.00 

502 Coronation -Smithville 138.50 1.00 

503 Inwood ...Inwood - 154.50 4.00 

504 Otter „ -Lombardy 45.50 

505 Lynden. Lynden 137.75 6.50 

506 Porcupine South Porcupine 136.00 .50 

507 Elk Lake Elk Lake 88.50 3.00 

508 Ozias Brantford 347.50 6.00 

509 Twin City. Kitchener 458.50 3.00 

510 Parkdale _ -Toronto - 328.00 5.00 

511 Connaught W. Fort William 282.00 6.00 

512 Malone -Sutton 120.50 

513 Corinthian Hamilton 413.00 3.50 

514 St. Alban's -Toronto 293.00 

515 Reba --Brantford - 426.00 10.70 

516 Enterprise Beachburg 120.50 1.00 

517 Hazeldean Hazeldean - 76.00 .50 

518 Sioux Lookout Sioux Lookout... 199.00 7.00 

519 Onondaga Onondaga 90.50 4.20 

520 Coronati Toronto 311.00 9.50 

521 Ontario Windsor 491.50 2.00 

522 Mount Sinai Toronto 595.50 14.00 

523 Royal Arthur Peterborough ... 308.50 6.00 

524 Mississauga Port Credit 233.50 8.00 

525 Temple Toronto 419.00 

526 Ionic Westboro 595.00 

527 Espanola Espanola 219.50 5.00 

528 Golden Beaver Timmins 334.50 

529 Myra.... Komoka 72.00 

530 Cochrane Cochrane 255.00 3.00 

531 High Park. -...Toronto 375.00 3.00 

532 Canada... ......Toronto 436.00 17.00 

533 Shamrock Toronto 223.50 2.00 

534 Englehart ..Englehart 145.00 



88 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

535 Phoenix Fonthill - 172.20 1.00 

536 Algonquin . Copper Cliff 202.95 7.00 

537 Ulster Toronto 501.50 11.50 

538 Earl Kitchener Port McNichol... 61.00 .50 

539 Waterloo Waterloo 274.70 3.40 

540 Abitibi Iroquois 189.00 11.00 

541 Tuscan ...Toronto 364.00 15.00 

542 Metropolitan. Toronto 258.00 8.00 

543 Imperial Toronto 268.10 7.00 

544 Lincoln .Abingdon 78.50 1.50 

545 John Ross Rob'son.Toronto 385.50 4.00 

546 Talbot St. Thomas 440.00 3.20 

547 Victory ..Toronto 186.50 6.00 

548 General Mercer Toronto 375.50 11.00 

549 Ionic _ Hamilton 300.00 7.00 

550 Buchanan Hamilton 264.00 2.20 

551 Tuscan ..Hamilton „ 521.85 15.00 

552 Queen City .Toronto 464.50 15.20 

553 Oakwood ...Toronto 266.50 11.00 

554 Border Cities .Windsor 240.55 6.50 

555 Wardrope ...Hamilton 448.50 13.20 

556 Nation _.Spencerville 107.00 

557 Finch .....Finch 135.50 

558 Sidney Alb't Luke_ Ottawa 227.50 6.00 

559 Palestine Toronto _ 281.10 3.00 

560 St. Andrew's _ Ottawa 459.50 15.00 

561 Acacia Westboro 333.00 11.00 

562 Hamilton _ .Hamilton 296.85 4.20 

563 Victory .Chatham 334.00 8.50 

564 Ashlar ..Ottawa 345.50 

565 Kilwinning Toronto 432.50 10.50 

566 King Hiram Toronto 306.00 1.00 

567 St. Aidan's Toronto _ 114.00 2.50 

568 Hullett .Londesboro 42.00 2.00 

569 Doric .Lakeside 61.00 

570 Dufferin Toronto 309.00 7.20 

571 Antiquity Toronto 242.00 4.00 

572 Mizpah ..Toronto 282.00 5.00 

573 Adoniram Niagara 279.50 9.00 

574 Craig Ailsa Craig 97.50 3.50 

575 Fidelity..... Toronto 288.60 6.00 

576 Mimosa Toronto 260.00 10.00 

577 St. Clair Toronto 257.00 12.00 

578 Queen's Kingston _ 286.00 1.00 

579 Harmony Windsor 268.50 6.00 

580 Acacia .London 325.00 6.00 

581 Harcourt Toronto 109.00 

582 Sunnyside ..Toronto 351.50 7.00 

583 Transportation Toronto 354.25 1.00 

584 Kaministiquia..... Fort William 305.25 6.00 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 89 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

585 Royal Edward Kingston 285.00 6.00 

586 Remembrance Toronto 347.00 14.00 

587 Patricia - Toronto 333.50 7.00 

588 National _ Capreol _ 136.00 

589 Grey .......Toronto 241.00 4.00 

590 Defenders Ottawa 225.50 13.00 

591 North Gate Toronto 317.00 10.00 

592 Fairbank ...Toronto 207.50 14.00 

593 St. Andrew's ..Hamilton 533.70 14.00 

594 Hillcrest Hamilton 281.00 5.00 

595 Rideau ..Ottawa 228.00 9.00 

596 Martintown .Martintown 58.00 

597 Temple London 254.00 6.00 

598 Dominion Windsor 225.10 6.50 

599 Mount Dennis _Weston 346.00 14.00 

600 Maple Leaf .Toronto 313.50 14.00 

601 St. Paul _Sarnia 199.00 3.00 

602 Hugh Murray Hamilton 442.50 26.50 

603 Campbell _ Campbellville ... 107.50 1.00 

604 Palace Windsor 396.50 2.50 

605 Melita Toronto 188.50 4.00 

606 Unity Toronto _ 286.00 2.30 

607 Golden Fleece Toronto 252.50 4.50 

608 Gothic ...Lindsay „ 142.50 6.00 

609 Tavistock Tavistock 101.50 

610 Ashlar Byron 109.00 7.00 

611 Huron-Bruce .Toronto 212.00 4.00 

612 Birch Cliff „ Birch Cliff 247.50 9.00 

613 Fort Erie Fort Erie 150.75 7.50 

614 Adanac. Merritton 177.50 2.00 

615 Dominion ....Ridgeway 137.00 1.00 

616 Perfection St. Catharines... 196.50 12.50 

617 North Bay .......North Bay 299.00 6.00 

618 Thunder Bay .Port Arthur ...... 229.50 6.00 

619 Runnymede Toronto 197.50 3.00 

620 BayofQuinte _ Toronto _ 153.00 2.00 

621 Frontenac ...Sharbot Lake ... 88.50 

622 Lome .Chapleau 134.50 1.00 

623 Doric .....Kirkland Lake... 338.50 13.00 

624 Dereham Mt. Elgin _ 89.00 6.00 

625 Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 73.00 5.00 

626 Stamford Stamf'd Centre 226.00 7.00 

627 Pelee .Scudder _ 73.00 

628 Glenrose ......Elmira 78.50 3.00 

629 Grenville Toronto 489.50 3.50 

630 Prince of Wales Toronto 176.00 1.00 

631 Manitou. _Emo _ 89.50 7.00 

632 Long Branch. Mimico 162.50 

633 Hastings Hastings 84.50 

634 Delta Toronto 253.00 5.00 



90 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

635 Wellington Toronto 303.50 9.00 

636 Hornepayne .Hornepayne 144.00 1.50 

637 Caledonia Toronto 380.00 13.00 

638 Bedford Toronto 244.00 6.00 

639 Beach :._Hamilton Beach 320.00 8.00 

640 Anthony Sayer .Mimico 100.00 

641 Garden. Windsor 176.00 13.00 

642 St. Andrew's Windsor 197.50 

643 Cathedral Toronto 205.50 2.00 

644 Simcoe ..Toronto 251.00 6.00 

645 Lake Shore .....Mimico 206.00 3.00 

646 Rowland _Mt. Albert 74.00 1.00 

647 Todmorden...... ......Todmorden 273.50 .50 

648 Spruce Falls „Kapuskasing 204.25 9.50 

649 Temple Oshawa 216.25 3.00 

650 Fidelity .Toledo 63.00 2.50 

651 Dentonia ...Toronto 257.50 13.00 

652 Memorial -Toronto 300.00 8.00 

653 Scarboro Agincourt 103.50 3.00 

654 Ancient Landm'ks.._Hamilton 253.25 

655 Kingsway Lambton Mills... 157.50 1.00 

656 Kenagomisis „Geraldton 158.00 2.00 

657 Corinthian .Kirkland Lake... 189.00 6.00 

658 Sudbury Sudbury 118.50 10.00 

UD. Equity - Orillia 20.00 6.00 



$130,418.00 2,223.95 201.70 

Interest - 17,592.86 

Debentures Matured 50,000.00 

Premiums on Sale of Debentures... 730.00 

Sundries 4,454.61 



$203,258.47 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 91 

GENERAL ACCOUNT 

Summary of Receipts Year Ended May 31st, 1948 

Fees, Registration of Initiations $ 18,357.00 

Fees, Registration of Affiliations 563 50 

Dues _ _ - 95,189.00 

Certificates .._.. _ _~ 117.00 

Constitutions - 3.365.50 

Ceremonies - - 115.10 

Dispensations - 976.00 

Commutation of Dues 11,724.00 

Musical Rituals , 56.50 

Sale of History 8.00 

Warrants - 20.00 

Contribution Received for Benevolence - 35.00 

Refunds : 

Conference of Canadian Grand 

Lodges ....... $ 2,845.75 

Clifton Lodge, No. 254 , 141.24 

Alpha Lodge, No. 384 ...... _. 100.00 

Strict Observance Lodge, No. 27 120.12 

3,207.11 

Miscellaneous 1,201.90 

Interest on Debentures: $134,935.61 

Dominion of Canada, War Loans $ 8,157.77 

Toronto General Trusts Corp 562.50 

Township of Barton 275.00 

Canada Permanent Trust Corp 2,016.34 

Canadian National Railways 400.00 

City of Hamilton 600.00 

Province of Manitoba 550.00 

City of Toronto 900.00 

City of Woodstock _.. 275.00 

Province of New Brunswick 250.00 

Burrard Dry Dock Company _ 75.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 390.00 

City of Windsor 385.00 

Province of Ontario 1,628.75 

Township of Sandwich East 160.00 

Victoria Trust and Savings Co 630.00 

Ontario Loan and Debenture Co 275.00 

Toronto Harbour Commissioners 49.49 

Debentures Matured: $ 17,579.85 

Burrard Dry Dock Company $ 5,000.00 

Province cf Ontario 5,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 36,000.00 

City of Hamilton __ 4,000.00 

$ 50,000.00 

Premium of Debentures Sold _ 730.00 

$203,345.46 



92 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

FOOD PARCELS FOR BRITAIN FUND 

RECEIPTS 

Contributions from Lodges, etc $119,015.49 

Bank Interest - 377.23 



$119,392.72 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Food parcels sent _ ~ $ 69,514.90 

Bank Balance, May 31st, 1948 $ 49,877.82 

In addition Grand Lodge assumed and paid for 
parcels sent July and August, 1947, out of 
General Fund _ $ 6,359.94 



MEMORIAL FUND 
Summary of Receipts for the Year Ended May 31st, 1948 

Premiums of Sale of Debentures $ 137.50 

Debentures Matured: 

Burrard Dry Dock Company .„ 1 5,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 17,500.00 

District of North Vancouver 672.45 



$ 26,309.95 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 

SEMI-CENTENNIAL AND MEMORIAL FUND 
Revenue Account Year Ended May 31st, 1948 



19 



Dominion of Canada, War Loans 

Toronto General Trust Corporation _ 

Canada Permanent Trust Company 

Township of Barton _ _._ 

Canadian National Railways - _ 

City of Hamilton 

Province of Ontario - _ 

City of Toronto 

Province of New Brunswick _ 

Town of Orillia 

Burrard Dry Dock Company 

Province of Nova Scotia 

Province of Saskatchewan 

City of Windsor - 

Province of Quebec 

Hydro Power Commission of Ontario 

District of North Vancouver 

City of Saskatoon _ 

Toronto Harbour Commissioners _ 

Interest from Investment of Income Funds 



4,266.22 
1,167.50 
1,717.95 
110.00 
1,505.00 
200.00 
2,488.75 
275.00 
805.00 
180.00 
75.00 
800.00 
420.00 
1,278.54 
562.50 
137.50 
50.01 
250.00 
49.49 
820.00 

$ 17,158.46 




Grand Secretary. 



On motion of the Deputy Grand Master, sec- 
onded by R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon, Grand Secretary, 
the report was received and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Audit and Finance. 



i»4 CRAN1) LODT.E OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

MEDALS AWARDED 

The following brethren have been awarded the William 
Mercer Wilson Medal during the year: 

WILLIAM MERCER WILSON MEDAL 

Bro. James Cowan, Mount Dennis, No. 599, Weston. 
Bro. Charles McPherson Wilson, Clifton, 254, Niagara Falls. 
Bro. Wi.liam James Taylor, Dalhousie, No. 52, Ottawa. 
Bro. Ernest William Shell, Keystone, 412, Sault Ste. Marie. 
Bro. John Adam Wood, John Ross Robertson, 545, Toronto. 
Bro. Frederick Wellington Bowen, Durham, 66, Newcastle. 



The following brethren have qualified for and have re- 
ceived Veteran Jubilee Medals and Long Service Medals 
during the year: 

VETERAN JUBILEE MEDALS 
(Fifty Years a Mason) 

R.W. Bro. J. H. Brown, Niagara, No. 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

" " J. A. Fleming, Central, No. 110, Prescott. 

" A. M. Fulton, Faithful Brethren, No. 77, Lindsay. 

" C. 0. Hemphill, Twin City, No. 509, Kitchener. 

" A. W. McLeod, Bay of Quinte, No. 620, Toronto. 

" J. J. Vincent, Star of the East, No. 422, Bothwell. 

V.W. Bro. W. J. Barrie, Tuscan, No. 437, Sarnia. 

" W. J. Fenton, Ionic, No. 229, Brampton. 

" " E. G. Hodgson, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 

" " Jos. Howlett, Occident, No. 346, Toronto. 

" G. T. Kennedy, St. Thomas, No. 44, St. Thomas. 

" M. H. McCallum, Spry, No. 406, Beeton. 

" R. C. Ripley, Temple, No. 324, Hamilton. 

" " A. G. Saunders, St. George, No. 367, Toronto. 

" W. W. Taman, Lebanon Forest, No. 133, Exeter. 

" J. C. West, Occident, No. 346, Toronto. 

Wor. Bro. A. A. Anderson, Strong, No. 423, Sundridge. 

" R. L. Anderson, Ayr, No. 172, Ayr. 

" T. A. Bertram, Valley, No. 100, Dundas. 

" W. E. Buckingham, Waverley, No. 361, Guelph. 

" F. W. Brooks, Algonquin, No. 434, Emsdale. 

" P. E. Byrne, Murray, No. 408, Beaverton. 

" T. H. Carter, Kilwinning, No. 64, London. 

" H. B. Clemes, Fidelity, No. 428, Port Perry. 

" " J. S. Crofton, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 

" E. Gaudier, Prince of Wales, No. 146, Newburgh. 

" J. R. Hipwell, Seven Star, No. 285, Alliston. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 95 

Wor. Bro. R. J. Hurry, St. George, No. 88, Owen Sound. 
" " L. B. C. Livingstone, King Hiram, 78, Tillsonburg. 

" E, J. Lovelace, Temple, No. 296, St. Catharines. 
" " J. E. Mclntyre, Scott, No. 421, Grand Valley, 

" D. A. McLaren, Bruce, No. 341, Tiverton. 
" " H. C. McLean, Cornwall, No. 125, Cornwall. 

" C. P. Marker, Civil Service, No. 148, Ottawa. 

" F. W. Matthews, Zeta, No. 410, Toronto. 

" Hiram Meadows, St. George, No. 367, Toronto. 
" " J. A. Moran, Mimico, No. 369, Lambton Mills. 
" " Thos. Morrison, Acacia, No. 61, Hamilton. 
" " J. H. Murray, Occident, No. 346, Toronto. 
" " G. B. Newbery, Richmond, No. 23, Richmond Hill. 
" " G. E. Norman, Pnvx, No. 312, Waliaceburg. 

" G. C. Olver, Wingham, No. 286, Wingham. 
" " J. W. Payne, Rehoboam, No. 65, Toronto. 

" T. M. Pine, Bay of Quinte, No. 620, Toronto. 

" W. H. Ranev, Central, No. 110, Prescott. 

" C. E. Start, Maple Leaf, No. 362, Tara. 

" W. A. Tanner, St. George, No. 42, London. 

" T. H. Watson, Albion, No. 109, Harrowsmith. 

" A. S. Williams, Civil Service, No. 148, Ottawa. 
" " Wm. Wilson, King Solomon, No. 378, London. 
" " Leonard Wood, Prince of Wales, No. 371, Ottawa. 

" T. S. Young, Rehoboam, No. 65, Toronto. 
Bro. L. L. Anthes, Harmony, No. 438, Toronto. 
" Robt. Barlow, Havelock, No. 435, Havelock. 
" C. S. Bennett, St. John s, No. 21a, Vankleek Hill. 
" G. W. Bradford, Maitland, No. 33, Goderich. 
" Booth Bromlev, Rehoboam, No. 65, Toronto. 
" Neil Campbell, Mountain, No. 221, Thorold. 
" H. P. Carr, Ashlar, No. 247, Toronto. 
" H. F. Cant, Waverley, No. 361, Guelph. 
" S. H. Christie, Dalhousie, No. 52, Ottawa. 
" J. P. Chisholm, Dalhousie, No. 52, Ottawa. 
" John Cook, Union, No. 380, London. 
" J. D. Courtenay, Civil Service, No. 148, Ottawa. 
" John Crosland, Humber, No. 305, Weston. 
" J. A. Curry, Dalhcuse, No. 52, Ottawa. 
" F. J. Davis, Cedar, No. 396, Wiarton. 
" A. W. Davis, Tecumseh, No. 144, Stratford. 
" W. E. Douglas, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 
" Lytle Duncan, Zetland, No. 326, Toronto. 
" J. E. Easson, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 
" C. E. Featherstone, St. Clair, No. 135, Milton. 
" C .E. Frosst, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 
" T. J. Godfrey, Lome, No. 622, Chapleau. 
" J. W. Grubb, Leamington, No. 290, Leamington. 
" W. A. J. Grubb, Leamington, No. 290, Leamington. 
" John Hodge, Star of the East, No 422. Bothweil. 
" E. W. Hughes, King Hiram, No. 78, Tillsonburg. 
" Henry Hulse, Simcoe, No. 79, Bradford. 



M 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Bro. W. F. Hungerford, Tuscan, No. 195, London. 

" H. E. Jackson, Waverley, No. 361, Guelph. 

" W. J. Jackson, Temple, No. 324, Hamilton. 

" W. P. S. Johnson, Belleville, No. 123, Belleville. 

" A. H. Lake, Zetland, No. 326, Toronto. 

" G. H. Lawrence, Powassan, No. 443, Powassan. 

" J. D. Leitch, Bonnechere, No. 433, Eganville. 

" E. Littlejohn, King Solomon, No. 378, London. 

" A. W. McConnell, Harmony, No. 438, Toronto. 

" Edward McGhee, St. David's, No. 302, St. Thomas. 

" Arthur McGie, Belleville, No. 123, Belleville. 

" J. A. McLennan, St. John's, No. 40, Hamilton. 

" M. D. McLeod, St. Lawrence, No. 131, Southampton. 

" John McRae, Murray, No. 408, Beaverton. 

" J. A. Marquis, Doric, No. 121, Brantford. 

" H. E. Marshall, Chaudiere, No. 264, Ottawa. 

" Thos. Martin, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 

" W. Mashinter, Harmony, No. 438, Toronto. 

" Angus Morrison, King Solomon, No. 394, Thamesford. 

" Robt. Myriek, King Hiram, No. 78, Tillsonburg. 

" F. L. Nesbitt, Corinthian, No. 96, Barrie. 

" H. V. Pain, Prince of Wales, No. 371, Ottawa. 

" H. M. Passmore, St. John's, No. 209a, London. 

" J. D. Paxton, Ayr, No. 172, Ayr. 

" Jas. Payne, Zeta, No. 410, Toronto. 

" Alex. Pettipiece, Prince of Wales, 371, Ottawa. 

" A. E. Powell, Temple, No. 324, Hamilton. 

" J. E. Rankin, St John's, No. 20, London. 

" A. Rosenthal, Rehoboam, No. 65, Toronto. 

" Richard Sandoe, Shuniah, No. 287, Port Arthur. 

" G. A. Sharen, Pnyx, No. 312, Wallaceburg. 

" J. G. Sherwood, Algonquin, No. 434, Emsdale. 

u G. B. Stanton, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 

" T. H. Stephenson, Alpha, No. 384, Toronto. 

" W. T. Stevens, Britannia, No. 170,, Seaforth. 

" Donald Sutherland, King Solomon, No. 394, Thamesford. 

■" G. R. Sweeney, St. John's, No. 75, Toronto. 

" J. G. Tambling, St, John's, No. 20, London. 

" E. J. Tett, Simpson, No. 157, Newboro. 

" Geo. Thompson, Georgina, No. 343, Toronto. 

" W. W. Y. Trench, Richmond, No| 23, Richmond Hill. 

■" J. B. Tyrrell, University, No. 496, Toronto. 

" W. M. Tyson, Cedar, No. 396, Wiarton. 

" E. W. Waldron, Ancient St. John's, No. 3, Kingston. 

" C. H. Way, Keystone, No. 412, Sault Ste. Marie. 

" Arthur Wallbridge, Belleville, No. 123, Bellevi'le. 

" Jas. Weedon, St. John's, No. 40, Hamilton. 

" J. L. Walker, Stanley, No. 426, Toronto. 

" W. B. Walker, St. John's, No. 20, London. 

" G. H. Walker, St. John's, No. 75, Toronto. 

" Henry Wilkinson, St. John's, No. 35, Cayuga. 

» A. R. Williams, St. David's, No. 302, St. Thomas. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 97 

Bro. G. H. D. Williams, Victoria, No. 56, Sarnia. 

" F. W. Westlake, St. John's, No. 20, London. 

" G. H. Williamson, Murray, No." 408, Beaverton. 

" T. H. Winnett, St. George, No. 367, Toronto. 

LONG SERVICE MEDALS 

(Fifty Years a Past Master) 

Wor. Bro. Wm. Ament, Britannia, No. 170, Seaforth. 

V.W. Bro. Frank Buffam, True Britons, No. 14, Perth. 

V.W. Bro. Chas. Buskard, St. George, No. 42, London. 

R.W. Bro. A. E. Coombs, Maple Leaf, No. 103, St. Catharines. 

R.W. Bro. E. J. B. Duncan, Occident, No. 346, Toronto. 

Wor. Bro. J. S. Evans, Bruce, No. 341, Tiverton. 

V.W. Bro. E. J. Everett, Lake Shore, No. 645, Mimico. 

Wor. Bro. E. E. Fraser, St. Mark's, No. 105, Niagara Falls. 

V.W. Bro. W. P. Gray, Mimico, No. 369, Toronto. 

Wor. Bro. A. D. Hodgins, Kilwinning, No. 64, London. 

Wor. Bro. H. J. Hurray, Ionic, No. 229, Brampton. 

(St. George, No. 88, Owen Sound.) 

R.W. Bro. D. H. Mcintosh, St. John's, No. 63, Carleton Place. 

Wor. Bro. D. A. McLaren, Bruce, No. 341, Tiverton. 

Wor. Bro. G. E. Norman, Warren, No. 120, Fingal. 

Wor. Bro. J. A. North, Fort Erie, No. 613, Fort Erie. 

R.W. Bro. J. A. V. Preston, Scott, No. 421, Grand Valley. 

V.W. Bro. T. H. Trench, Richmond, No. 23, Richmond Hill. 

R.W. Bro. Ed. Worth, Tecumseh, No. 245, Thamesville. 



98 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY 
GRAND MASTERS 

The reports of the thirty-five District Deputy 
Grand Masters were presented by the Grand Secre- 
tary and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by the Grand Secretary, they were received 
and referred to the Board of General Purposes. 



ALGOMA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit for your consideration my 
report on the condition of Masonry in Algoma District for 
the past Masonic year. It has been a wonderful experience 
and an extreme pleasure for me to serve this District as 
District Deputy Grand Master and it must certainly go 
down as the outstanding event of my lifetime. 

For this great honour I am indebted to the brethren 
of my mother lodge, Shuniah Lodge, No. 287, for naming 
me as a candidate for this high office, to the brethren of 
Algoma District for their unanimous consideration in ac- 
cepting me, and to you, Most Worshipful Sir, for confirming 
my election. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. Richard 
Henry Babb, of Shuniah Lodge, No. 287, as District Secre- 
tary, and Bro. Rev. J. F. Reycraft of Trinity United Church, 
Port Arthur, as District Chaplain. Wor. Bro. Babb has 
been a tireless worker as Secretary, has accompanied me on 
all my official visits, and our work together has been most 
pleasant and harmonious. Unfortunately, through ill health 
and his ultimate removal from the District, Bro. Reycraft 
was unable to take a very active part in the work of the 
District. 

Official visits were made to all the lodges in the Dis- 
trict. I was royally received at all th^ meetines and found 
the condition of Masonry in Algoma District to exceed my 
expectations. 

On my visits to the two distant lodges of the District 
(Kenogamisis Lodge, Geraldton, 180 miles, and Hornepayne 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 99 

Lodge, Hornepayne, 300 miles) I was accompanied by Wor. 
Bro. G. Everest, of Shuniah Lodge, and Wor. Bio. Ralph 
Downie, of Kaministiquia Lodge. I was greatly impressed 
by the magnificent attendance at both these lodges in "no 
man's land," which left no doubt in my mind that all was 
well in the Craft in these outposts of civilization. 

Two outstanding events of the year were: 

(1) The Seventy-fifth Anniversary of Shuniah Lodge, 
No. 287, the mother lodge of Algoma District. Three days 
were expended in celebration of this great event. On Fri- 
day evening a crowded lodge meeting saw the presentation 
and dedication of an anniversary gift from the trustees of 
the lodge of a fine new electric organ. The dedication ser- 
vice was ably conducted by Bro. Rev. T. Cann, of St. George's 
Church. 

Saturday evening witnessed the largest Masonic gath- 
ering in the history of the District, when upwards of one 
thousand people attended the anniversary banquet at the 
Casino Pavilion. Wor. Bro. H. A. Saunders, Chairman of 
the Anniversary Committee, presided at the banquet. Rt. 
Wor. Bro. O. F. Young introduced the many distinguished 
guests at the head table, while it was my extreme pleasure 
and privilege to introduce the special speaker for the occa- 
sion, M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Past Grand Master, whose 
remarks will long be remembered bv the brethren of this 
District. At the conclusion of his address, M.W. Bro. Dunlop 
received loud and continued applause. In attendance at the 
banquet were several visiting brethren from Palestine Lodge, 
Duluth, Minn. 

Sunday morning the largest District Masonic Church 
Parade in memory of the oldest Masons was held. The 
brethren attended St. Paul's United Church, every lodge 
in the District being represented. The service was in charge 
of the Minister, Bro. Rev. W. C. Mercer, Past District Chap- 
lain of Montreal District, G.R.Q. 

The second outstanding event of the year was the 
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Thunder Bay Lodge, No. 618, 
in November. The spacious lodge room was filled to capa- 
city on this occasion, and a splendid Masonic address was 
given by Wor. Bro. W. H. Russell. 

Annual Church Parades were held by all lodges in the 
District, and the attendance was acknowledged to be the best 
in many years. 

I wish to express appreciation to the Masters, Past 
Masters and brethren of Algoma District who, on my official 
visits, accorded me and through me to the Grand Master 
such warm and cordial welcome. May I ask that my sue- 



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cessor in office receive the same loyal and hearty support 
and co-operation which all the brethren of Algoma District 
accorded me. 

And finally, may I express the hope that both you, 
Most Worshipful Sir, and the brethren of my lodge and 
district feel that I have made some contribution toward the 
advancement of Freemasonry by my service in the office 
of District Deputy Grand Master. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

Harold Stanworth, 
D.D.G.M. Algoma District. 



BRANT DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada^ 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

In submitting my report on the condition of Masonry 
in Brant District, I wish to take this opportunity of thank- 
ing most sincerely the members of the lodges in the Dis- 
trict for the honor conferred on me and also on Lynden 
Lodge, No. 505, in electing me to this honorable position. 
I am also grateful to the Most Worshipful the Grand Master 
for confirming my election as his District Deputy for Brant 
District. 

I was favoured by the choice of Wor. Bro. Stanley 
Howell as my Secretary, as I found him to be 1a great help 
to me in carrying out my duties of inspection of the four- 
teen Masonic lodges comprising Brant District. Wor. Bro. 
Howell arranged the trestle of visits and my thanks go to 
him for his help on all occasions. 

Another appointment was Bro. Rev. Hartley Watts as 
the District Chaplain. He also attended on many of my 
official visits, being a member of Lynden Lodge, and his 
comments on the work were greatly appreciated. 

During my term of office I visited all the lodges in 
the District on the time arranged, and only once was I 
delayed by the condition of the roads, at which time an- 
other visit was arranged. I was pleased to receive invita- 
tions to visit lodges on other occasions than my visits of 
inspection. On two of these visits I was associated with 
Rt. Wor. Bro. R. M. Owen, D.D.G.M. of Toronto District 
"B." It was also my privilege of visiting Hamilton Lodge,, 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 101 

No 562, when I was associated with Rt. Wor. Bro. C. M. 
Kent, D.D.G.M. of Hamilton District "A." 

My Official Visits of Inspection to the fourteen lodges 
comprising Brant District provided me with a great deal 
of pleasure as I was made most welcome on all occasions. 
My Secretary, Wor. Bro. Stanley Howell, was with me on 
every visit. Everywhere we were received with the utmost 
cordiality, courtesy and friendliness by the Master, officers 
and members. On all occasions the work was so well rend- 
ered as to leave no room for anything but praise, and it was 
interesting to note that the candidates, in receiving the 
degree, could not help but be greatly impressed by the work. 

One of the most pleasing features of my year's work 
as District Deputy of Brant District occurred in Lynden 
Lodge on April 14th when my youngest son was initiated 
into Masonry by a member of the Faculty of the Ontario 
Agricultural College, Guelph, of which the candidate is a 
graduate. The excellent manner in which the degree was 
conferred could not have failed to make a lasting impres- 
sion on the candidate and was sincerely appreciated by me. 

I am also pleased to report that the District Divine 
Service was held in Wesley United Church, Brantford, on 
June 20th, when Bro. Rev. L. R. Balentyne, the Pastor, de- 
livered an inspiring message to ;a well-attended meeting of 
members of the various lodges in Brant District. 

I gave careful thought to the lodge summonses which 
I received regularly from all the lodges in the District, 
and I gathered from the increased number of applications 
for membership that Masonry is making favourable pro- 
gress, a fact that accounts for such good financial reports. 

With regard to Masonic Education, there was little 
time left for it as the conferring of degrees and the regular 
work occupied all the available time without prolonging the 
meetings. 

As for attendance, although the average attendance of 
members in Brant District would compare favourably with 
that in other districts, I am of the opinion that it could be 
improved. If in some way, more interest could be created, 
then the presence of every member in his lodge would have 
first place. The fact that there is quite a number of mem- 
bers living outside of the District in which they joined, 
makes it necessary to encourage them and gain their in- 
terest. 

The lodge rooms in Brant District are, in most cases, 
rented; only in one or two instances are they owned, I be- 
lieve. The ideal lodge room is one that the lodge owns. 
I would like to make a suggestion, namely, that all Masonic 



102 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

lodges, not only in Brant District but in every District, be 
prepared to build or buy, so as to own tne rooms they 
occupy. St. John's Lodge, Paris, was forced to vacate their 
rooms this year. Although the lodge rooms in Brant Dis- 
trict are comfortable and neat, the lodges would be well 
advised to secure their own premises. 

In commenting upon the work and decorum of the sev- 
eral lodges, I have endeavoured to bring them a message 
of fraternity, not of criticism, and to be careful in choos- 
ing the material out of which to build a temple for the 
housing of Masonry. I have given some thought and study 
to the subject of Masonry and the more I learn the more I 
am convinced that care should be exercised in choosing the 
material upon which to work. 

My official duties are over. Humbly and sincerely I 
give thanks to the Great Architect for the blessing of good 
health and happiness throughout the year. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

Edwin Dayman, 
D.D.G.M. Brant District. 



BRUCE DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is an honour and a privilege to submit to you my 
report on the condition of Masonry in Bruce District for 
the year 1947-1948. 

I would like first to express my sincere appreciation and 
gratitude to the brethren of the District for the honour con- 
ferred on St. Lawrence Lodge, No. 131, and on myself in 
electing ■ me as the representative of the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master and also to the Grand Master for con- 
firming my election. 

My first official duty was to appoint Wor. Bro. J. A. 
Matheson of St. Lawrence Lodge as District Secretarv and 
Bro. Rev. J. H. Martin as District Chaplain. Both of these 
brethren accompanied me on the most of my official visits 
and were of great assistance to me. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 103 

During the year I visited all the lodges of the District 
at least once officially and I am pleased to report that in 
every instance I was very much impressed with the high 
standard of the work. These visits to me were very inspir- 
ing occasions and will long be remembered. The spirit of 
friendship and brotherhood which I found on every occa- 
sion speaks well for the future of Masonry in this District. 

My own remarks were confined principally to Masonic 
Education which, I believe, does not receive the attention 
that it should owing to the increased number of candidates 
being received. 

The lodges are all in a favourable position financially 
and the books and records are carefully and correctly kept. 

The dedication of the new lodge rooms at Port Elgin 
on May 7th was an outstanding event. Most Wor. Bro. F. 
A. Copus, P.G.M., had charge of the Dedication Ceremony, 
representing the Grand Master, and I had the honour of 
acting as Deputy Grand Master on that occasion. Other 
Grand Lodge Officers present included R.W. Bro. Dixon, 
Grand Secretary; R.W. Bro. Heimlich, Grand Senior War- 
den, and Rt. Wor. Bro. Morrow of the Board of General 
Purposes. 

It was also my pleasure and privilege to present Vet- 
erans' Medals to Bro. Start of Maple Leafe Lodge, Tara, 
and to Bro. M. D. McLeod of St. Lawrence Lodge. 

I had the pleasure of visiting North Huron District on 
the invitation of Rt. Wor. Bro. McKinnon on the occasion 
of the official visit of our Grand Master and spent a very 
enjoyable evening. 

District Divine Service was held in Southampton United 
Church on Sunday, June 27th, when the District Chaplain, 
Bro. Rev. Martin, delivered a very impressive sermon. 

Finally, I wish to express to the brethren of the District 
my sincere thanks for the many kindnesses extended to me. 
It has been a pleasure to serve and my wish is that the 
same courtesies shall be extended to my successor. 

Sincerely and fraternally submitted. 

Oliver Stephenson, 
D.D.G.M. Bruce District. 



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CHATHAM DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is indeed an honour and a privilege to have served 
in the Chatham District as District Deputy Grand Master. 
It gives me much pleasure to submit my report on the con- 
dition of Masonry in the District for the year just coming 
to a close. 

On assuming office I appointed Wor. Bro. A. L. Genner 
of Pnyx Lodge, Xo. 312, as District Secretary. Wor. Bro. 
Genner carried out his duties in a very able and efficient 
manner. I appreciate his friendly advice and kindly assist- 
ance so generously given at all times and which did much 
to lighten the duties of my office. 

I appointed Rt. Wor. Bro. R. R. Dusten of Sydenham 
Lodge, Xo. 255, as Supervisor of Masonic Education. I was 
fortunate in securing the services of Rt. Wor. Bro. Dusten 
for this office. He has filled his position in a very cap- 
able manner and all the lectures given by him on Masonic 
Education were greatly appreciated by the brethren of all 
the lodges. I also appointed Bro. Rev. A. H. Jared of Pnyx 
Lodge, Xo. 312, as District Chaplain. Bro. Jared accom- 
panied me to several of the lodges on my official visits. 
On all these visits he gave a short talk on Masonry and 
Religion. He fulfilled his duties as District Chaplain in a 
very capable and efficient manner. We also held one Dis- 
trict Divine Service at Victoria Avenue United Church, 
Chatham. This Service was in charge of Bro. Jared and 
was attended by some two hundred Masons from the vari- 
ous lodges throughout the District. This was the first Dis- 
trict Church Service to be held in Chatham District in 
several years. 

Each lodge in the District was visited once officially 
and I also visited several of the lodges the second time on 
special occasions. The large attendance at these meetings 
on the occasion of these visits and the enthusiasm among 
the brethren were an inspiration and delight, and made the 
duties of the District Deputy Grand Master pleasant indeed. 
In every lodge I was cordially received and the courtesy 
and kindness to me could not be excelled. I found the work 
of all the lodges in the District of a very high standard. 
While a considerable number of candidates are being ac- 
cepted in all the lodges of the District, I am convinced from 
my observations that careful selection of applicants is be- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 105 

ing made, and I was pleased to observe the serious attitude 
of the new members toward Masonry. 

The books and records of all the lodges are well kept 
and in order. The Secretaries and Treasurers of the dif- 
ferent lodges are to be commended as all lodges in the Dis- 
trict had a most favourable report so far as the question 
of outstanding dues is concerned. 

During the past year it has been my pleasure and also 
a privilege to present a Fifty-Year Medal to Bro. Captain 
George Sharren of Pnyx Lodge, No. 312, and to Rt. Wor. 
Bro. J. J. Vincent of Star of the East Lodge, No. 422. 

During the year it was my sad duty to report the pass- 
ing of Past District Deputy Grand Master, Rt. Wor. Bro. 
W. J. Bodkin of Florence Lodge, No. 390. This brother 
was well known and highly respected throughout the whole 
District. 

Before closing I wish to express my appreciation for the 
support and assistance I received from the Grand Lodge 
Officers of the District, Past and Present, Masters and Past 
Masters and the loyalty -of the brethren generally. 

In conclusion I wish to thank the District for electing 
me as District Deputy Grand Master, and the Most Wor- 
shipful the Grand Master for confirming me in the office. 
I have had a happy experience. I have renewed many old 
friendships and have made many new friends. I have con- 
scientiously endeavoured to carry out my duties to the best 
of my skill and ability. If I have made, in my humble way, 
some small contribution for the good of Freemasonry then 
my labours will not have been in vain. I trust that I have, 
in some measure, merited the confidence which was placed 
in me. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

Geo. C. Lindsay, 
D.D.G.M. Chatham District. 

EASTERN DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is an honour and privilege to submit to you the 
report on the condition of Masonry in the Eastern District 
for the Masonic vear 1947-1948. 



106 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

In the first place I should like to say how grateful I 
feel to the Masons in the District for the great honour con- 
ferred on Henderson Lodge, No. 383, and on myself in my 
election to the high office of the representative of the 
Most Worshiptul tne Grand Master. To the Grand Master 
go my sincere thanks for confirming my election. 

Shortly after returning from the Annual Communica- 
tion of Grand Lodge I appointed Wor. Bro. Arthur Christie 
of Henderson Lodge to the position of District Secretary. 
Wor. Bro. Christie accompanied me on every visit of inspec- 
tion and also to other Masonic functions and has been of 
great service to me during my year in office. Bro. Rev. 
Wesley Hutton, Minister of Iroquois United Church and an 
officer in Friendly Brothers' Lodge, Iroquois, was appointed 
District Chaplain, and in that capacity has carried out his 
duties most faithfully and capably. He conducted Masonic 
Church Services at Farran's Point, at his own church and 
was the officiating clergyman at the District Church Ser- 
vice in Winchester on the evening of Sunday, May 31st. 
The District Service was well attended by the brethren of 
the District and Bro. Hutton preached a sermon most fitting 
to the occasion. A quartette from Cornwall Lodge sang 
two selections which aided in rounding out a Church Service 
which was well planned and was conducted in a manner to 
impress all who were present. 

I made an official visit of inspection to every lodge in 
the District and I was greatly impressed by the cordial man- 
ner in which each lodge received me. The attendance at all 
inspections was most gratifying and the degrees conferred 
showed careful preparation by the officers. It is with pleas- 
ure that I report a proportionately large number of Past 
Masters attending lodge meetings and taking a prominent 
part in the work. This demonstrates the fact that Masonry 
has in its very essence an attraction which is not dimmed 
by the passing years, and the eagerness shown by the 
younger officers and members shows that our Fraternity 
has a universal appeal for all ages. Many members of 
Henderson Lodge accompanied me on my visits, and I 
should like to take this opportunity to place on record my 
thanks for their loyalty and support. 

It was my privilege and pleasure to be present at the 
Church Service of Dalhousie Lodge, Ottawa, on May 16th, 
the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of this lodge. 
I also attended the meeting of Dalhousie Lodge the fol- 
lowing evening at which the M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson gave 
a most inspiring address. It was also my good fortune to be 
in attendance at Carleton Lodge, Carp, on the occasion of 
the visit of inspection of Rt. Wor. Bro. W. P. Kennedy to 
his home lodge. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 107 

Eastern District gave a most generous response to the 
appeal for contributions in aid of the project for sending 
parcels to Britain. In almost every lodge which I visited 
letters of thanks and appreciation from recipients in the 
Old Land were either noted or read. My sincere thanks are 
hereby tendered to Rt. Wor. Bro. A. D. McRae of St. John's 
Lodge, Vankleek Hill, whose work on behalf of this project 
was a major factor in its success in the District. 

In the matter of Masonic Education I find that the 
past year has been one in which an unusually large num- 
ber of new members has been received, and as a conse- 
quence degree work has absorbed the greater share of time 
devoted to work in the lodges. However, in more than half 
of the lodges the bulletins on Masonic Education have been 
made use of in one of three ways. (1) Talks have been 
prepared on the bulletin materials and given in lodge. (2) 
The bulletins, or excerpts from them, have been read in 
lodge. And (3) the bulletins have been passed from member 
to member to be read. Obviously bulletins on Masonic 
Education must be restricted to the exoteric phases of the 
science and, while these are of general interest to a large 
percentage of the membership, it appears to me that even 
a very short talk on a phase devoted to the exoteric fea- 
tures of Masonry has a greater appeal. All bulletins re- 
ceived here were promptly sent out to the lodges of the 
District. My personal thanks and appreciation are hereby 
tendered to Rt. Wor. Bro. N. C. Hart, Chairman, and to 
other members of the Committee on Masonic Education who 
prepared special bulletins for distribution to the consti- 
tuent lodges. Pressure of degree work in this District at 
the present time does reduce the time to be devoted to 
Masonic Education, but nevertheless the bulletins have been 
of great service and enlightenment to those lodges and 
individual members who have made proper use of them. 

It is with regret that I report the decease during the 
year of the following distinguished brethren of Eastern 
District, all of whom had been Grand Lodge Officers: 

Rt. Wor. Bro. George A. Cass of Hawkesbury Lodge. 

Rt. Wor. Bro. George Rice of Wales Lodge. 

Rt. Wor. Bro. John G. Harkness, K.C., Cornwall Lodge. 

These brethren had been highly respected citizens and they 
were men who had given unsparingly of their time in ad- 
vancing the cause of Masonry. They lived respected and 
their passing is genuinely regretted. 

I should say in conclusion that my visits to the lodges 
of Eastern District have shown me that fundamentally the 
principles of the Craft are understood and practised here. 
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108 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

lodges touched me deeply. The memory of old friendships 
renewed and of new ones made will be a source of lasting 
pleasure. So far as Eastern District is concerned the year 
has been one of unusually heavy growth in membership 
and of steady, dependable progress in the practice of those 
Masonic patterns of conduct which are the bedrock upon 
which the Fraternity rests. Rt. Wor. Bro. F. E. Eaton, the 
Past District Deputy Grand Master, has been of great help 
to me in the matter of furnishing information when re- 
quested, and I hereby tender him my thanks. To my suc- 
cessor I offer whatever services I may be able to render 
to him, and I trust that he may have a most successful year 
marked by the same degree of kindness and helpfulness 
which it has been my good fortune to receive during my 
term of office. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

W. J. Stewart, 
D.D.G.M. Eastern District. 



FRONTENAC DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It gives me a great deal of pleasure to report to our 
Grand Master, and to the brethren of Frontenac Masonic 
District, that Masonry in our jurisdiction is in a flourishing 
condition, and I feel very highly honoured to have been 
afforded the opportunity of serving the Most Worshipful 
our Grand Master, as his representative in Frontenac 
Masonic District during the past year. I would also like to 
thank the brethren of Frontenac District for their confi- 
dence in electing me to this position, and to our Grand 
Master for confirming their choice. I trust that they will 
cast the broad mantle of a Mason's charity over my short- 
comings and appreciate my work throughout the past 
Masonic year as an earnest endeavour to promote the good 
and welfare of the Masonic Order within human limitations. 

For my District Secretary I appointed Wor. Bro. Briden 
G. Clark, who is an enthusiastic member of Prince Arthur 
Lodge, No. 228. Wor. Bro. Clark has attended every offi- 
cial visit with me, and was with me on many unofficial oc- 
casions, performing his duties with such courtesy and tact 
that he has contributed a great deal to the success of 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 109 

JVIasonry in Frontenac District during the year. I wish to 
extend to him my personal thanks tor his untiring assist- 
ance and faithful service during my period in office. For 
the Director of Masonic Education I selected Bro. F. P. 
Smith, our genial Public School Inspector, whose hobby is 
delving into Masonic lore, and who has contributed a great 
deal in the past to Masonic Education in our District. The 
District Chaplain has been V.W. Bro. Rev. H. W. Cliff, a 
Past Grand Lodge Officer. 

During the year I have visited each of the eighteen 
lodges in the District at least once. On every visit I have 
been received in the same royal manner that I know our 
Grand Master would have enjoyed had he been able to visit 
each lodge personally. The warmth of the welcome and the 
support of the brethren of the surrounding lodges has made 
each visit a very enjoyable event. 

The opening and closing exercises in all the lodges of 
our District are letter perfect. Degrees were conferred by 
eleven of the lodges as I made my official visits and they 
consisted of six First Degrees and five Second Degrees. I 
did not see the Third Degree conferred on any of my official 
visits but on previous occasions I have seen this degree con- 
ferred and know that it is conferred as perfectly as the 
other two. 

I attended three installation and investiture ceremonies 
and can vouch for the fact that we have many Past Masters 
in the District among the individual lodges who are able 
to perform this ceremony with the sincerity and accuracy 
that it requires. At no time could criticism be found in any 
part of the work which I witnessed during the year and I 
wish to again take this means of congratulating the Mas- 
ters, Officers and Past Masters of the District for the splen- 
did way in which they are carrying on the lodge work. 

Invitations to attend "At Homes" and similar functions 
were extended to me from practically every lodge in the 
District, and I regret that I was not able to attend all such 
events due to the pressure of other Masonic duties. When 
I was able to attend these enjoyable events I found the same 
approved Masonic conduct prevailing that Grand Lodge de- 
sires and at no time was there any evidence of the use of 
intoxicating beverages. Such social gatherings assist mate- 
rially to build goodwill among the brethren of the various 
lodges. 

In an effort to preserve uniformity in the penalties of 
the degrees I have given them to each lodge in the District 
in the same manner in which I received them at Grand 
Lodge, although in most cases there was letter-perfect 
interpretation. 



110 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Degree work has kept the lodges in our District work- 
ing overtime, due to the heavy influx of candidates. Almost 
every lodge has to hold emergent meetings to keep caught 
up with the degree work. In this regard I feel that there 
is a possibility that in the rush of conferring degrees on 
candidates we may be neglecting our duties towards newly- 
made Masons. Masonry is a new way of life to its mem- 
bers and unless we continually interpret the obligations 
imposed on those who join our ranks our objective to make 
good men better will be lost sight of. It would seem that 
it might be worth while for every lodge to set aside one or 
two nights every year on which no degrees would be con- 
ferred but where Masonic ways of acting and living would 
be brought to the attention of the new candidates as well 
as older Masons. Call it Masonic Education or what you 
will, it is a vital need in our lodges even now. 

In several lodges Masonic Education has been forced 
into the background but as far as time will permit Frontenac 
District carries out programs with some Masonic Education 
in them. At each of my official visits I have endeavoured 
to talk on the mode of living that is obligatory to every 
Mason. In the addresses I have given I have tried to get 
away from a repetition of statistics and have sincerely en- 
deavoured to interpret Masonic living. On two of my official 
visits I have been able to devote some time in the lodge 
session to the work of Masonic Education and it has revealed 
an urgent desire for knowledge on the part of our brethren, 
which desire should not be crowded out by too much degree 
work. 

Frontenac District suffered the loss of three Grand 
Lodge Officers, as well as several other eminent Masons. 
As the last Grand Lodge session was drawing to a close 
Most Wor. Bro. W. S. Herrington passed to the Grand Lodge 
Above and our District suffered the loss of its most dis- 
tinguished Mason. He was a member of Union Lodge, No. 9, 
and had always worked zealously for Masonry in our Dis- 
trict throughout his entire Masonic career and also con- 
tributed greatly to Grand Lodge with his splendid ability. 
The R.W. Bro. Dr. F. S. Young, a member of Rideau Ledge 
at Seeley's Bay, and V.W. Bro. Harry Watson of Albion 
Lodge at Harrowsmith passed away in the early fall. They 
both gave of their time and talents to our fraternity and, 
although tVv have been called home, we know Masonrv is 
better for the lives they lived among us, yet we miss them 
as friends, counsellors and brothers and extend to those who 
mourn our sincere sympathy. 

It is a pleasure to report that, as a result of the work 
done under the efficient chairmanship of R.W. Bro. W. S. 
Wilson, the response to the appeal for "Food Parcels for 
Britain" exceeded our hopes and the final results show 



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Frontenac District raised $2,357.46 with an objective of 
$1,500.00. This is 157 per cent, of the objective set. My 
personal thanks go out to every member who helped to make 
such a distinguished feat possible. 

Divine Services have been held by the majority of lodges 
in the District during the year and they show a marked 
increase in attendance as lodges within reasonable range co- 
operate with one another by attending several Services. The 
Kingston city lodges held a joint service in the Masonic 
Temple at which the guest speaker was R.W. Bro. Rev. Wil- 
liam E. Kidd, Past Grand Chaplain. There were about 150 
present. 

During the year I have personally presented three Past 
Masters' Jewels to worthy Masons on behalf of their re- 
spective lodges. Three Masons in our District became 
eligible for Fifty Year Medals in the last twelve months 
and, while on two occasions other Masonic duties prevented 
me from being present, I was able to make a personal 
presentation to W. Bro. Tom Watson of Albion Lodge, No. 
109, at Harrowsmith, who is 91 years of age. W. Bro. 
Watson is the father of the late V.W. Bro. Harry Watson, 
whose passing was recorded previously. The presentation 
was a feature event of one of their regular meetings and a 
beautiful anniversary cake adorned the table at the banquet 
which followed. One of the more ardent Masons in Albion 
Lodge in his earlier days, W. Bro. Watson performed a great 
deal of personal work during the difficult early days of 
his Mother Lodge. Five of his sons, two grandsons and 
two sons-in-law are members of the Masonic fraternity. 

The only times I was privileged to visit outside my 
jurisdiction were once at University Lodge in Toronto and 
later at Sackets Harbour Lodge in New York State. On 
both occasions I was very warmly welcomed and the atmos- 
phere was so filled with friendship and brotherly love that 
the workings of the principles of Masonry became a bene- 
diction. 

It was with sincere regret that I learned early in my 
year that our District would not be permitted to play host 
to the Grand Master this year. Frontenac District will be 
looking forward eagerly to this pleasure during the coming 
year. 

In closing I would like to again express my sincere 
thanks to all those who have made this year of service pos- 
sible to Masonry in general and to our Grand Master in 
particular. It has been the happiest year of my entire 
Masonic career and I pray that I will be permitted to con- 
tinue to serve the Craft as long as the Great Architect can 
use me for His glory and the welfare of mankind. I pledge 



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myself to do all in my power in the years that lie ahead to 
advance the principles of Masonry wherever I may 'be. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted^ 

James M. Baines, 
D.D.G.M. Frontenac District. 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

As a culmination of the many pleasant duties which 
have been mine during the past few months, I now present 
my report of the activities and the condition of Masonry 
in Georgian District for the year just ending. I have been 
deeply appreciative of the opportunity which was granted 
to me by the brethren of the District when they elected me 
to the office of District Deputy Grand Master and of the 
confirmation of that election by the Grand Master. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. C. M. 
Moore as District Secretary and Rt. Wor. Bro. L. E. Gosselin 
as District Chaplain. These two brethren from Victoria 
Harbour accompanied me on most of my official visits and 
their wise and sympathetic advice has been of great value 
and has been much appreciated. 

During the year two of the lodges in this District cele- 
brated the Seventy-fifth Anniversaries of their foundings. 
On October 15th Seven Star Lodge, No. 285, Alliston, cele- 
brated this event and the occasion was one which will be 
remembered for a long time by those who were privileged 
to attend. During the meeting in the lodge room the minutes 
of the first meeting were read once again. Wor. Bro. J. R. 
Hipwell received the Veteran's Jubilee Medal for 50 years 
of faithful service to the Craft and the Grand Steward's 
regalia formerly worn by our late brother, Very Wor. Bro. 
J. F. McLean, was presented to the lodge on behalf of Mrs. 
McLean. Rt. Wor. Bro. J. P. Maher represented the Grand 
Master, who was unavoidably absent, and spoke to the 
brethren in the banquet hall regarding the Food Parcels 
for Britain Fund and of the benevolent work of Grand 
Lodge. 

On April 16th Minerva Lodge, No. 304, Stroud, cele- 
brated its Seventy-fifth Anniversary. The meeting, which 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 113 

was a joint project of this lodge and the Masonic Officers' 
Association, took the form of a reception for the Grand 
Master, Most Wor. Bro. T. H. Simpson, who was accom- 
panied by Most Wor. Bro. Hamilton, Rt. Wor. Bro. Dixon 
and several other Past and Present Grand Lodge Officers. 
The Grand Master's address was a great inspiration to the 
brethren who gathered from all sections of the District to 
welcome him. Rt. Wor. Bro. Geo. A. Martin, P.G.R., gave 
a brief but comprehensive and interesting review of the 
history of Minerva Lodge from its inception until the present 
time. 

The District was very fortunate when I was able to 
secure the services of Wor. Bro. J. J. Robins of Caledonian 
Lodge, Midland, as Supervisor of Masonic Education dur- 
ing the year. His services in this lespect have been of a 
very high order and I feel certain that, under his guidance, 
this work has made further progress in the District. My 
observation over a period of years has been that the great- 
est difficulty in connection with this work is that most of 
the lodges consider that they have been too busy, with the 
heavy influx of new members, to devcte any or much time 
to it. Our District Committee has urged that Masonic 
Education be considered as a regular order of business, 
that a period however short, be devoted to it at every reg- 
ular meeting and that only one degree be conferred at 
regular meetings in order to permit this. 

I have been greatly pleased that, during the year, there 
has been a great increase in inter-lodge visitations in 
Georgian District. This was organized early in the year, 
on a sub-district basis, by the executive of the Masonic 
Officers' Association and it has been a great success. All 
the lodges feel that it should be continued and expanded 
next year. The Masonic Officers' Association has served 
the District well this year under the very capable leadership 
of Wor. Bro. B. A. Wilson of Corinthian Lodge, Barrie. He 
has been ably assisted bv the three Vice-Presidents, Wor. 
Bro. C. R. Graham, Wor. Bro. F. Comley and Bro. C. W. 
Carr. 

Possibly the most important event which took place 
during the year was the institution of a new lodge, desig- 
nated Equity Lodge, in the Town of Orillia. After several 
months of preparatory work and arranging details it was 
my very great honour to deputize for the Grand Master at 
the institution of this lodge on February 25th, 1948. This 
is the second lodge in the Town of Orillia and brings the 
total number of lodges in the District to twenty. The new 
officers, under the leadership of the first Worshipful Master, 
Wor. Bro. T. J. Purvis, have started out strongly in advanc- 
ing and extending the influence of Masonry and I feel sure 
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On June 8th the Wardens of the lodges in the southern 
section of the District gathered in Manitoba Lodge, Cooks- 
town, for the purpose of holding a Wardens' Night. Bro. 
C. W. Carr, the Senior Warden of Manitoba Lodge, was in 
charge of arrangements and the great success of the eve- 
ning was in no small measure due to his close attention to 
every detail. The Grand Senior Warden, Rt. Wor. Bro. C. 
J. Heimrich, acted as the Worshipful Master in the lodge and 
responded to the toast to Grand Lodge at the banquet. He 
endeared himself to all present with his friendliness, his 
enthusiasm and his interest and he played a great part in 
making a great success of the occasion. 

The "Food Parcels for Britain" Fund arrangements 
were under the very capable supervision of Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Shannon and the success which has attended this work has 
been due to his efforts. In Georgian District we feel that 
this is one of the greatest projects that Grand Lodge has 
ever undertaken and one of which, in the years that lie 
ahead, we are all going to be intensely proud. 

It is a very sad duty to have to report the passing of 
two former Grand Lodge Officers during the year. Very 
Wor. Bro. Alvin Gallagher of Earl Kitchener Lodge, Port 
McNicoll, one of the Grand Stewards for the year 1946-47, 
was laid to rest with Masonic honours on the day of the 
Grand Lodge meeting, and a few months later Very Wor. 
Bro. C. H. Cauthers, Past Grand Steward, a member of 
Northern Light Lodge, Stayner, also passed to the Grand 
Lodge Above. I knew both of these brethren very well. 
I know that they were both very highly regarded in the 
communities in which they lived. They were towers of 
strength in their own lodges and in the District and are 
being greatly missed by all those who knew them. 

As I have travelled amongst the brethren of Georgian 
District this year as the personal representative of the 
Grand Master I have done everything that has been in my 
power to uphold the good name of the fraternity. I have 
tried to interpret in my own way to the brethren what I 
thought Masonry does and should stand for and what use it 
is to us as Masons and to all mankind. I have tried to 
impress upon the brethren that all our lessons, teachings 
and allegories are useless unless we can put them into prac- 
tice in our daiy lives. 

It is my honest and sincere opinion that Masonry in 
Georgian District is in a very healthy condition and in ex- 
tremely good hands. The ritualistic work is of a very high 
order and the spirit which surrounds the lodge activities is 
an inspiration to anyone who comes in contact with it. 
Masonry stands on a very high plane in Georgian District 
and reflects its influence on all the communities in which 



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lodges are situated. For all these reasons it has been a 
great honour, a great privilege and a glorious experience 
to have served as the Grand Master's Deputy in this District 
this year. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

James Poppleton, 
D.D.G.M. Georgian District. 



GREY DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit this, my report, on the 
condition of Masonry in Grey District for the year 1947-48. 
It is with mixed feelings of gratitude and regret that I 
do this. I am grateful for having had the honour and privi- 
lege of serving as District Deputy Grand Master under 
M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson and regret that more was not 
accomplished in a year that has passed all too quickly. 

I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Past 
Masters, Masters and Wardens of Grey District for the 
honour they conferred on my Mother Lodge, Scott Lodge, 
No. 421, in electing one of its members to the office of 
D.D.G M. and also to the Grand Master for having con- 
firmed the appointment. 

On assuming office, my first official act was to appoint 
Wor. Bro. C. W. Lawson, a Past Master of Scott Lodge, to 
act as District Secretary. He accompanied me on all my 
official visits and his assistance and co-operation have been 
of great value. I also appointed Bro. Rev. D. J. Procter 
of Scott Lodge as District Chaplain and Very Wor. Bro. 
M. S. McLeod of Prince Arthur Lodge, Flesherton, Wor. 
Bro. A. T. Gordon of North Star Lodge, Owen Sound, and 
Wor. Bro. Lloyd Henderson of Scott Lodge, Grand Valley, 
as District Supervisors of Masonic Education. 

During my term of office I made an official visit of 
inspection to every lodge in the District. On each occa- 
sion degree work was exemplified and the rendition of the 
work was very commendable. The lodges have selected 
junior officers who exhibit real Masonic interest and ability 
and I feel sure they will make some distinct contributions 
to Masonry. Every lodge in the District shows evidence 



116 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

of progress and strength. The attendance at the meetings 
has increased and the number of applications during the 
year has made emergent meetings prevalent throughout the 
District. I was greatly impressed by the ability and high 
standard of the young men being received into Masonic fel- 
lowship, many of whom are veterans of World War II. 
These young men desire to become associated with an insti- 
tution and way of life that recognizes the "Dignity of the 
Individual, the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of 
God." 

The District Secretary reports all secretaries are doing 
excellent work and that lodge books are being kept neatly 
and records are in splendid order. The financial condition 
of all lodges is improving and, in most cases, lodge property 
is adequately covered by insurance. 

During the year there have been many pleasant and 
memorable occasions. In October and November, Waterloo 
Lodge and Scott Lodge exchanged fraternal visits, at which 
degrees were conferred. This has become a yearly occur- 
rence between our lodges and now we feel that our new 
Masonic friends of Waterloo Lodge have become indeed our 
true and loyal friends. 

It was a privilege and honour to have received an invi- 
tation from Wilson Lodge, Toronto, to be present on the 
occasion of the official visit of Rt. Wor. Bro. Clayton of 
Toronto District "C." It was indeed a delightful experience 
to be asked to share honours with him on that occasion 
and also take a small part in the initiation ceremony, when 
a cousin, of whom I am justly proud, was received into 
Masonry. 

Another happy occasion was an invitation to visit- 
Walker Lodge, No. 321, Acton, on the occasion of the official 
visit of Rt. Wor. Bro. McCormack, D.D.G.M. of Wellington 
District. Visitors numbered well over the hundred and it 
was a real pleasure to meet so many Grand Lodge Officers. 
Again I was received with the D.D.G.M. and welcomed by 
the Master and officers of Walker Lodge, whom I have 
known for several years, as it was my privilege to reside 
there in 1925-26. 

Another memorable evening was spent in River Park 
Lodge, No. 356, Streetsville, on the occasion of a visit of 
York Trading Chapter. It was indeed a real delight to be 
introduced by Ver. Wor. Bro. Fred Maas, a friend and 
neighbour twenty years ago, who, by his practising the tenets 
and principles of Masonry, kindled the desire in my heart to 
be a Mason, and who later journeyed to Scott Lodge, Grand 
Valley, to make me a Master Mason. 



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During the year two brethren of Scott Lodge were 
given Honorary Lite Membership by their brethren: Very 
Wor. Bio. Wm. Buchanan, a Mason of 56 years, and Wor. 
Bro. J. E. Mclntyre, a Mason of 50 years, both of whom 
have exemplified Masonic practice and leadership through 
the years. 

I had the privilege of attending a very special night 
at Harris Lodge, Orangeville, when they entertained Reho- 
boam Lodge, Toronto. At this meeting Harris Lodge paid 
tribute to one of their oldest and most esteemed members, 
Rt. Wor. Bro. Col. Preston. Very Wor. Bro. Judge Robb 
eulogized Rt. Wor. Bro. Preston's Masonic life history and 
in appreciation of his 58 years' contribution to Masonry, 
placed a Long Service Medal on his breast. 

In regard to Masonic Education, many lodges in Grey 
District have a detailed Masonic Education program. On 
several of my official visits, exceptionally fine addresses 
were given by well-skilled brethren. In the northern part 
of our District the Supervisor of Masonic Education, Wor. 
Bro. Gordon, ably assisted by the experience and ability of 
Rt. Wor. Bro. Morrow, has made an impressive contribution. 
In central Grey, Very Wor. Bro. McLeod discharged his 
duties as Supervisor in a very satisfactory manner. I feel 
that once degree work in the lodges slackens and emergent 
meetings are less prevalent, then Masonic Education will 
really acquire its rightful place in every lodge meeting. 

During the year we learned with feelings of sorrow 
and regret of the passing of two of our beloved Past Grand 
Masters, Most Wor. Bro. Herrington and Most Wor. Bro. 
Wardley. On December 14th Dundalk Lodge lost an 
esteemed brother, Very Wor. Bro. Lome C. Champ, who 
was their Secretary for many years. I have noticed also 
by lodge notices that several of our Masonic brethren in 
the District have been called to the Great Beyond. We 
cherish their memories in our hearts; we commend their 
spirit to God, Who gave it. 

During my term of office I was privileged to attend 
Divine Service with my brethren of Prince Arthur Lodge, 
Flesherton, and Hiram Lodge, Markdale. On the evening 
of June 27th the District Chaplain, Bro. Rev. D. J. Procter, 
delivered a very impressive sermon on the 12th Chapter of 
Ecclesiastes, the words "Remember Now." We were very 
highly honoured to have as our guest at this Service Rt. 
Wor. Bro. J. P. Maher, Deputy Grand Master, who read 
the second lesson. 

On returning to the lodge room, Rt. Wor. Bro. Maher 
addressed the large gathering representing most lodges in 
the District and very graciously presented Wor. Bro. J. E. 



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Mclntyre with the "Long Service Medal." We, of Grey Dis- 
trict, wish to thank our Deputy Grand Master and his good 
wife for honouring our District Church Service 'by their 
presence. 

I wish to express appreciation once more to. all the 
Masters, Past Masters, and brethren of Grey District and 
the other Districts which I visited, who accorded to me and 
through me to the Grand Master, such warm and cordial 
welcome. Also I wish to thank the officers and brethren of 
Scott Lodge for accompanying me in such large numbers on 
my official visits. Such enthusiasm was a tower of strength 
and encouragement. I have appreciated this opportunity of 
making new friendships and fraternal associations while en- 
deavouring to serve the brethren of Grey District. May 
I ask that my successor may receive the same loyal and 
hearty support and co-operation which the brethren of Grey 
District accorded to me. 

And finally may I express the hope that both you, Most 
Wor. Sir, and the brethren of my Lodge and District feel 
that I have made some contribution towards the betterment 
of Freemasonry by my serving you. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

W. H. Watson, 
D.D.G.M. Grey District. 



HAMILTON DISTRICT "A" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

At the conclusion of my term of service as D.D.G.M. 
of Hamilton District "A" I submit my report on the con- 
dition of Masonry in the various lodges comprising the 
District. 

Before doing so, however, I wish to express the thanks 
of Oakville Lodge, No. 400, as well as my own, to the brethren 
of the District for electing me to this high and responsible 
office, and to you, Most Worshipful Sir, for your confirma- 
tion of that election. 

As the Past Masters and Wardens of Oakville Lodge 
were responsible for my nomination, I deemed it fair that 
they should express their preference for the office of Dis- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 119 

trict Secretary. Their choice was W. Bro. R. M. Smith, an 
indefatigable worker in the lodge for many years. His 
advice and support during my term has been very greatly 
appreciated. 

The desire of the Grand Master and the Grand Chaplain 
to have members of the clergy appointed as District Chap- 
lains was well-based and I was extremely fortunate to be able 
to appoint my own minister, Bro. Rev. C. K. Nicoll of Knox 
Presbyterian Church, Oakville. He has been most faithful 
in his attendance at my official visits and his presence and 
moral support have been an inspiration to myself and to 
the brethren generally. 

R.W. Bro. George Sweatman, who has been Chairman 
of Masonic Education in Hamilton "A" and "B" Districts 
for several years, again consented to supervise this work. 
In addition to forwarding the bulletins from the Grand 
Lodge Committee on Masonic Education, he has conducted 
classes regularly during the winter months at the Hamilton 
Masonic Hall but I am obliged to report that the brethren 
have not given these classes the attention of which they 
are worthy. I would suggest to present and future Masters 
that they take a personal interest in this work. 

In most cases lodges report fairly substantial gains in 
membership during the past year. This was to be expected 
with the return of so many of our finest young men to 
civilian life. It has meant, however, that many emergent 
meetings have been necessary and often with many candi- 
dates receiving degrees at each meeting. This has been un- 
avoidable under the circumstances but in my opinion 
Masonry itself, as well as the candidates, will tend to benefit 
to a greater degree when the pressure is lessened. 

During the year I visited each lodge once in an official 
capacity, each time being accompanied by a city lodge when 
visiting a rural ledge and vice versa. I found the ritual 
work done in a very uniform manner and, on the whole, very 
well done. The attendance at these official visits was ex- 
ceptionally good, in fact most of the rural lodges were 
over-taxed. I credit the very generous fare provided in the 
banquet room for this condition, rather than the drawing 
power of the D.D.G.M.! 

In my brief talks to the brethren, I endeavoured to fol- 
low the lead of the Grand Master in stressing the serious 
side of Masonry and its application to our lives outside the 
lodge-room. At times I felt that I should try to lighten 
my talks but I found myself constantly reverting to the 
same themes and the attention with which the brethren 
favoured me was in itself an indication that we had a com- 
mon feeling about the ideals of our beloved Order. 



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In addition to official visits, I enjoyed many other eve- 
nings with various lodges. I was privileged to accompany 
the Grand Master to Seymour Lodge, No. 272, Ancaster, on 
its 75th Anniversary, and M.W. Bro. Copus to Valley Lodge, 
No. 100, Dundas, on its 90th. The addresses given by these 
exalted brethren were an inspiration to all who heard them. 
It was also my pleasure to attend that outstanding event 
in Hamilton, Grand Master's Night in Acacia Lodge, which 
this year was especially noteworthy in that the guest of 
honour, M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson, is one of its members. 

I was particularly pleased to be present when some of 
the Hamilton lodges visited, or entertained lodges from the 
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of New York. These visits 
forge another link in the chain of friendship and brotherly 
love between Masons, wherever found, and emphasize, not 
the variations in our ritual work, but the broad underlying 
principles which bind us together. 

Masonry in the two Hamilton Districts is particularly 
fortunate in having two strong and active organizations 
which support and supplement the constituent lodges. I 
refer to the Past Masters' Association and the Masters' and 
Wardens' Association. The wealth of Masonic experience in 
the former and the enthusiasm of the latter is a sure indi- 
cation that the future of Masonry in these districts is secure. 
The banquet to the Grand Master under the joint auspices 
of these two bodies was a tribute to their organizing ability 
and enthusiasm. It is hardly necessary to refer to the Blood 
Donor Service organized by the Masters' and Wardens' Asso- 
ciation under the capable leadership of V.W. Bro. Wm. 
Hoyle and W. Bro. A. E. Cook, or the weekly Sanitarium 
visits sponsored by the same organization. Suffice it to 
say that they are examples of practical application of 
Masonry at its best. 

Most of the rural lodges in this District hold an annual 
Divine Service and the city lodges hold two services each 
year in conjunction with the Masters' and Wardens' Asso- 
ciation. This year, following the suggestion of the Grand 
Master and the Grand Chaplain, a District Divine Service 
was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville, on June 
20th. The District Chaplain, Bro. Rev. C. K. Nicoll, was 
in charge of the Service and preached a stirring sermon on 
"The Volume of the Sacred Law." All lodges in the District 
were represented and it is hoped that this will become an 
annual event with increasing attendance. 

It is with regret that I have reported the passing of 
five members of Grand Lodge during the year: R.W. Bro. 
Graham of Burlington, R.W. Bro. Foster and V.W. Bro. 
Hayhurst of Temple, R.W. Bro. Small of Dundurn and V.W. 
Bro. Curry of St. John's. The memory of their devotion to 



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Masonry will be a constant inspiration to those who knew 
them. 

I would be remiss if I did not mention the "At Homes" 
of the various lodges to which Mrs. Kent and myself were 
graciously invited and which we so thoroughly enjoyed. 
These functions were admirably conducted and reflect great 
credit on the various lodges and their members. 

As I conclude this report, I wish to express my sincere 
thanks to all the brethren of the District for their interest 
and support. I entered upon my duties fully conscious of 
my limitations but anxious to prove myself a worthy repre- 
sentative of M. W. the Grand Master. The many expressions 
of goodwill and the interest shown by the brethren have 
made my task very easy and pleasant. I humbly offer 
thanks to Almighty God for splendid health and pray for 
His continued blessing upon our Order in general and Ham- 
ilton District "A" in particular. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

C. M. Kent, 
D.D.G.M. Hamiton District "A". 



HAMILTON DISTRICT "B" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit herewith my report on 
the condition of Masonry in Hamilton District "B" for the 
term of 1947-1948. 

In presenting this report I must first express my sin- 
cere appreciation to the brethren of this District for the 
honour conferred on Enniskillen Lodge, Xo. 185, and on 
myself in my election as District Deputy Grand Master, and 
to you, Most Worshipful Sir, for confirming the same. 

On all my official visits, and on many of my unofficial 
visits, I was accompanied by the District Secretary, Wor. 
Bro. Harry Young of Enniskillen Lodge. Wor. Bro. Young 
was faithful and indefatigable in the discharge of his secre- 
tarial duties. His genial manner, as he fraternized with the 
brethren of the various lodges, did much to promote a gen- 
eral good feeling throughout the District. 



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Bro. the Rev. Malcolm Johnston, a member of St. John's 
Lodge, No. 35, Brant District, very kindly consented to act 
in the capacity of District Chaplain. This certainly was a 
most excellent choice as Bro. Johnston has been untiring in 
his efforts to work Masonry to as high a plane in life stand- 
ards as possible. He, faithfully and with pleasurable in- 
terest, accompanied' Wor. Bro. Young and myself on all 
visits, official or otherwise, and by his kindly words, his 
Godly advice and his Irish wit endeared himself to all the 
brethren of the District. As he is still a young man, I 
would prophesy for him many high honours in the Craft. 

Now to these two I had the pleasure of adding the name 
of R.W. Bro. George A. Sweatman of Hillcrest Lodge as 
Supervisor of Masonic Education in the District. The splen- 
did service rendered to the Craft by this R.W. brother can- 
not be overestimated. To these three brethren I extend my 
heartfelt thanks, not forgetting to thank R.W. Bro. E. G. 
Dixon, the Grand Secretary, also, for his kindlv advice and 
help at all times. 

I might mention that nearly all of the seventeen lodges 
in Hamilton "B" District have a committee on Masonic Edu- 
cation. Some are functioning very well and others are not 
spending so much time in this work owing to the large 
amount of degree work to be accomplished. 

The Bulletins received from R.W. Bro. N. C. Hart, 
Chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Educa- 
tion, were distributed regularly by R.W. Bro. Sweatman, 
and the same brother also held Instruction Schools on 
Masonic Education in the Masonic Temple twice each month 
during the late fall and winter months. The results on the 
whole in regard to these Schools of Instruction were, I be- 
lieve, very gratifying. R.W. Bro. Sweatman deserves much 
credit for his untiring efforts on behalf of this cause. 

In reporting on the Food Parcels for Britain Fund I 
can truthfully say that the response to this passed all ex- 
pectations. The committees, as organized, under the leader- 
ship of R.W. Bro. William Newman, dealt so efficiently with 
the matter and the brethren responded so favourably that 
early in the year the total quota set for the District was 
over-subscribed and almost all individual lodges were able to 
pass their objective. Many and pleasing were the letters 
received from the brethren in Britain expressing their ap- 
preciation for the useful and attractive articles of food re- 
ceived by families longing for a change in the monotonous 
diet of a war-stricken land. 

Having been favoured by excellent weather and road 
conditions throughout the season of official visits, all visits 
were made as per schedule. In all lodge reports I could 



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not help but feel that Masonry truly was making gieat 
strides in the number of candidates being received into 
membership. I firmly believe that a careful selection should 
be made in admitting a candidate mto the mysteries and 
privileges of Ancient Freemasonry and I feel that the 
majority of lodges were using this prerogative m the selec- 
tion of new members. I was particularly impressed with the 
type of young men being initiated, many of them having 
seen military service in His Majesty's Forces in the last 
great war. These splendid young men should be able to 
uphold the traditions of the Craft in the years to come when 
the older brethren have passed by the active sphere of life. 

Having fresh in my mind at the beginning of my year 
the sad tragedy that befell our brethren of St. Andrew's 
Lodge, No. t>2, Caledonia, in the loss by fire of their leased 
lodge hall and the total loss of all furniture and paraphner- 
nalia, I took occasion to check well all reports of lodges as 
to the insurance carried, and I must say that I found these 
lodges to be carrying what was deemed adequate insurance 
to protect them should such a calamity befail them. Many 
had, of course, increased their insurance after the fire at 
St. Andrew's. 

It has been the custom in Hamilton District "B" for 
several of the lodges to extend an invitation to the D.D.G.M. 
to conduct the annual election of officers for the ensuing 
year. I had the privilege of doing this on several occasions 
and I felt much gratified to see the feeling of harmony and 
co-operation that was so evident among the brethren on 
these occasions. 

Degrees were also exemplified by the Wor. Masters 
and officers, assisted by the Past Masters in the majority 
of the lodges. The work was of the highest order and de- 
served the approbation of any one looking on and hearing 
the same. 

I received a communication from the Grand Master dur- 
ing the early winter to the effect that the same should be 
read in all lodges at an early date. This letter contained 
not only a warning, but also forbade the use of intoxicating 
beverages, not only in lodge gatherings, but at all Masonic 
functions. I deemed it a privilege to speak from this letter 
by advocating the carrying of the banner of our Craft high 
if we are to hold the respect of not only the outside world 
but also of ourselves as Masons. 

There are many great nights in the history of Masonry 
and as was the usual custom of that splendid lodge, Acacia, 
No. 61, Hamilton, on the night of October 10th, 1947, the 
Grand Lodge Officers, past and present, were entertained 
in a most friendly way, first at the Masonic Temple and 



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then at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Seldom is seen such 
an array of gold braid as the Grand Lodge officers were 
individually presented to the Grand Master, who is himself 
a member of Acacia Lodge. An excellent address was given 
by the Grand Master and a pleasing feature of the evening 
was the introduction of the Worshipful Masters of Hamilton 
"A" and "B" Districts by Right Wor. Bro. Claude Kent, 
D.D.G.M. of Hamilton District "A", and myself as D.D.G.M. 
of Hamilton District "B". 

A night of great importance for the brethren of the 
Lodge of Strict Observance was the celebration of their 
100th Anniversary. Under the direction of their capable 
Worshipful Master, Wor. Bro. Stewart Callaghan, a color- 
ful and enjoyable evening was carried out. The officers 
were presented with new aprons and collars finished in gold 
braid. 

On the night of April 30th, under the auspices of the 
Past Masters' Association and the Masters' and Wardens' 
Association of Hamilton Districts "A" and "B", a reception 
and banquet was tendered the Grand Master. Close to 500 
members of the Craft were present, including visitors from 
lodges in the United States. Again the Grand Master gave 
one of his inspiring addresses, at the conclusion of which, 
on behalf of the brethren, he was presented with a large 
travelling bag. R.W. Bro. R. W. Treleaven capably made 
the presentation. 

Every lodge has to some extent participated in a Divine 
Service, several of which I had the pleasure and privilege 
of attending. On Sunday, June 20th, the Hamilton District 
"B" Divine Service was held in the United Church, Cayuga. 
Well over 325 members of the Craft assembled at the 
Masonic Temple in Cayuga and proceeded to the Church at 
3.00 p.m. where a very inspiring sermon was delivered by 
the District Chaplain, Bro. Rev. Malcolm Johnston. A full 
Masonic Choir led in the service of song. Wor. Bro. Alex. 
Urquehart presided at the organ and Wor. Bro. Jos. Neil 
sang two solos. 

Some of the pleasing events of the season were the 
Annual Ladies' Nights of the individual lodges. It was a 
pleasant privilege for Mrs. Hewitt and myself to be hon- 
oured guests at several of these events and we were de- 
lighted with the programmes which were all of a very high 
standard. Masonry should be a great help to any man in 
his home life anl many lovely ladies, who were the wives 
of Masons, expressed their admiration that their husband 
belonged to such an Order. 

I must say a word of commendation for those who so 
capably sponsor the Masonic Blood Donors' Association in 



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Hamilton. Very Wor. Bro. William Hoyle is President and 
he is assisted in his work by Wor. Bro. A. E. Cook. These 
tireless workers are performing a task that requires time, 
courage anl self-sacriiice. Just what a help this Blood Bank 
has been can be vouched for by Masons outside the districts 
as well as by many within them. 

It was with great regret, while still at Grand Lodge in 
1947, that many heard of the passing of Bro. Rev. David 
A. Moir, who had given so much of nis time to the Craft 
and with such benefit to the same. Later in the year all 
Masons were shocked to hear that the Most Worshipiul Bro. 
Timothy C. Wardley had also been called to the Grand Lodge 
Above. In the spring of the present year, we of Hamilton 
District "B" were grieved to hear of the sudden passing of 
Very Wor. Bro. George Grassie, a valued member of Hill- 
crest Lodge. Many other loving husbands and fathers, val- 
ued members of the Craft, were taken during the year. 
Time passes on; we must live today to be ready for the 
Grand Lodge Above tomorrow. 

In conclusion, humbly let me express my thanks to the 
members of my own lodge, Enniskillen, No. 185, for pro- 
posing my name for the office of D.D.G.M. Particularly I 
would like to thank R.W. Bro. Mark C. Senn, also a member 
of this lodge, who served most creditably as D.D.G.M. in 
1926 and 1927. R.W. Bro. Senn has been quite ill for 
some time and it is the sincere wish of all who know him 
that he may soon be restored to better health. To my pre- 
decessor in office, R.W. Bro. George T. Inch, and his Secre- 
tary of the genial smile and manner, Very Wor. Bro. Lavell 
E. Rouse, who so kindly gave to me their valuable advice, 
I owe a debt of gratitude. With mingled feelings of joy 
and sorrow that my year draws to a close do I recall the 
cheery greetings and handshakes of the many Worshipful 
Masters, Past Masters, officers and brethren, all who made 
the duties of the year a pleasure by their co-operation and 
devotion. What a wonderful privilege has been accorded 
to me, your humble servant, to be your D.D.G.M., to visit 
with you, to fraternize with you and to worship with you. 

I bespeak for my successor in office the same support 
and brotherly love that has been shown to me during my 
term. I thank the Most High for health, strength and 
friends that made it possible for me to strive to fill, to the 
best of my ability, the task that lay before me. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

Harry A. Hewitt, 
D.D.G.M. Hamilton District "B". 



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LONDON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Membeis of the \jrand Lodge, A.P. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to submit for 
your kind consideration my report on the condition of 
Masonry in the London District. 

Allow me to express my appreciation to the brethren 
of my Mother Lodge, Middlesex, No. 379, Bryanston, for 
selecting me as their candidate for this high office, to the 
brethren of the London District for electing me D.D.G.M. 
and to you, Most Worshipful Sir, for your confirmation of 
that election. 

After returning from Grand Lodge my first duty was 
to appoint Wor. Bro. C. W. Gloyne as District Secretary. He 
accompanied me on all my official visits and his assistance 
and co-operation, so cheerfully given, have been a real value 
and I sincerely appreciated his loyal support. It was also 
my privilege to appoint Bro. Rev. A. J. Elson as District 
Chaplain and his assistance was greatly appreciated. 

I wish to pay tribute to those brethren who were of 
so much assistance to me during my term of office. I wish 
particularly to thank the Past and Present Grand Lodge 
officers and the Masters of London District. I felt it a 
great privilege to have served as D.D.G.M. and to have 
become acquainted with so many of the brethren of London 
District. 

During my term of office I visited the twenty-three 
lodges in the District and on every occasion received warm 
fraternal welcomes. In most every lodge I witnessed degrees 
conferred in which the Masters and officers seem to take a 
great interest. One thing that impressed me most was the 
younger brethren taking part in the work. 

Although the lodges throughout the District are busy 
with degree work, most of them find time for some study 
of Masonic Education. At many meetings which I attended 
there were different lectures given on the various degrees, 
while others had a short quiz program arranged. I also 
found that Secretaries of the lodges had their books in good 
order and presented a very good financial report, and I am 
proud to report Masonry in London District is of a very high 
standard. 

During the year Divine Service was held by many of 
the lodges and on Sunday, May 2nd, District Divine Service 



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was held in Centenial United Church, London, and was 
attended by about 275 brethren. 

It is with deep regret that I report the passing of three 
Past Grand Lodge Officers in the persons of R.W. Bro. 
W. D. Sutherland, King Solomon Lodge, No. 394, Thames- 
ford, R.W. Bro. George Poad of Temple Lodge, No. 597, 
London, and V.W. Bro. Archdeacon Bice, St. John's Lodge, 
No. 209A, London. 

During two of my visits I witnessed Father and Son 
Night where the fathers initiated their sons in Masonry. 
Also on another occasion I was honoured by assisting in 
presenting the Grand Sword Bearer with the jewel of his 
office. 

As my term as District Deputy Grand Master is about 
to end, might I say that it has been iai grand experience, 
due largely to the kindness and courtesies extended to me. 
I trust it will be possible for me, during the years that lie 
ahead, to renew the many valued acquaintances I have made. 
To my successor I pledge the same loyal support that has 
been extended to me. 

Sincerely and fraternally submitted. 

Harold E. Foster, 
D.D.G.M. London District. 



MUSKOKA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I deem it a great honour to have had the privilege of 
serving you, Most Worshipful Sir, and the brethren of 
Muskoka District as District Deputy for the past twelve 
months and take a great deal of pleasure in submitting my 
report on the condition of Masonry in our District for the 
Masonic year 1947-1948, now ending. 

My first thoughts and sincere thanks are extended to 
the brethren of my Mother Lodge, Algonquin, No. 434, 
Emsdale, for the honour conferred in selecting me as their 
representative of the Grand Master, to the brethren of the 
whole District in electing me to that high office, and to 
the Grand Master for his confirmation. 



128 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

My first official duty was to appoint Wor. Bro. Earl 
Woodruff, of Kearney, as District Secretary, who has been 
of great service and help during my term of office. It was 
also my pleasure to appoint Bro. Rev. H. G. Dobson, B.A., 
as District Chaplain, who has accompanied me on a number 
of official visits and was guest speaker at my visit to 
Strong Lodge, Sundridge, on May 17th. 

My first official visit was made to Powassan Lodge 
on September 12th, it being the 50th Anniversary of the 
founding of their lodge. The brethren made it one of the 
most gala events in their long history. We were most for- 
tunate in being able to secure a Grand Lodge representative 
for the occasion in the person of Rt. Wor. Bro. E. A. Miller 
of London, a Past Grand Junior Warden and a member of 
the Board of General Purposes,as guest speaker. He gave 
a most inspiring address on the fundamentals of Masonry, 
world conditions and benevolence to a crowded banquet 
hall which included representatives of every lodge in the 
District, also North Bay and many outside points to the 
number of 148. Many interesting reminiscences were heard. 
One brother who was initiated in 1892 came on horseback 
forty-three miles for the ceremony. Another brother living 
in Trout Creek, initiated in 1904, and who had only missed 
four meetings in the past forty-three years was also present. 

At the fall meeting of our District Past Masters' and 
Wardens' Association, held in Huntsville, and at which, 
unfortunately, I was unable to be present, the Association 
went on record as favouring the formation of a "Committee 
on Instruction." The resolution was passed on to me for 
approval and may I say I was heartily in accord. The pur- 
pose of the Committee is to set up, as nearly as possible, 
a uniform plan of lodge work in all the District lodges. 
With my District Secretary and R. Wor. Bro. H. R. Hay- 
waid assisting, we named a committee as follows: Wor. Bro. 
Will Clarke, Sundridge, Out., Wor. Bro. A. S. Black, Burks 
Falls, Wor. Bro. Preston Gerhart, Huntsville, R. Wor. Bro. 
H. R. Hayward, Emsdale, and Wor. Bro. Thomas Pearce of 
Bracebridge. The Committee then met and decided on a 
plan of procedure. Since its formation every lodge in the 
District has had a visit from some one or more members 
of this committee who demonstrated their findings and sug- 
gestions to the brethren. It has proven to be a valuable 
plan but a long range one which will extend into future 
terms of my successors and will ultimately prove of great 
value in lodge work efficiency. 

Guest Speakers: 

It was a great pleasure to me to have on each official 
visit, a well-skilled guest speaker from another lodge, 
which added very much to the enjoyment of the evening 
and was of profit to the brethren. I wish to name these 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 129 

brethren because of the fine service so graciously given: 
Wor. Bro. A. Hutcheson, Bracebridge, speaker at Golden 
Rule Lodge, Gravenhurst; Wor. Bro. Harry Thornton, Hunts- 
ville, speaker at Muskoka Lodge, Bracebridge; Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Joseph Hilliar, Burks Falls, speaker at Algonquin Lodge, 
Emsdale; Wor. Bro. Dan Cowie, Sprucedale, speaker at 
Unity Lodge, Huntsville; Rt. Wor. Bro. Arthur Church, 
Sundridge, speaker at Corona Lodge, Burks Falls; Bro. Rev. 
H. G. Dobson, District Chaplain, Emsdale, speaker at Strong 
Lodge, Sundridge; Rt. Wor. Bro. A. E. Miller, G.J.W., Lon- 
don, speaker at Powassan Lodge, Powassan; Wor. Bro. Rev. 
C. P. Shapter, Bracebridge, speaker at Granite Lodge, Parry 
Sound. 

On all my official visits I was received with the finest 
kind of fraternal greetings and goodwill. Indications on 
every hand pointed to a remarkable increase in member- 
ship and a high standard of degree work in all the lodges of 
the District. Masonic Education, so far as is humanly pos- 
sible, has been promoted throughout the District by the 
reading in open lodge of the various bulletins as they come 
to hand and also by discussions on Masonic subjects on spe- 
cial occasions when time has been allotted for the purpose. 
I have found, however, that some, in fact most, of our 
lodges have been very hard pressed for the necessary time 
to give proper attention to this important subject and it 
would seem a very fine improvement if there were a more 
direct means of placing material into the hand of each 
brother Mason for his perusal and study in the quiet of his 
own home. 

Attendance at regular and emergent meetings through- 
out our District has been remarkably good and, with the 
large increase in the number of new members and the fine 
spirit of fraternal sentiment existing, Masonry in Muskoka 
District is really making notable progress. 

Divine Services have been held by practically all lodges 
in the District, Corona Lodge of Burks Falls joining with 
the Algonquin brethren at Emsdale School auditorium on 
Sunday, July 4th, in a> joint service of praise and song 
with the District Chaplain, Bro. Rev. H. G. Dobson, B.A., 
as speaker. 

Three important and pleasing events took place in 
Muskoka District during my term of office, namely, the pres- 
entation of Fifty Year Medals to veteran members. 

The first took place at Powassan on July 9th, where 
I had the honor to present Fifty Year Medals to Bros. H. G. 
Lawrence and T. S. Trenouth. The lodge room was filled to 
capacity with members, district visitors and many American 
brethren from Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Cali- 
fornia, who were on vacation. 



130 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The second presentation of the Fifty Year Medal was 
made on July 11th when I motored to the home of Wor. 
Bro. Fred W. Brooks at Orillia, a former citizen of Emsdale. 
By previous arrangement Wor. Bro. Matthew Baird, P.M. 
of Equity Lodge, Wor. Bro. Price, Master of Orillia Lodge, 
and R. Wor. Bro. J. Bailey were present, and in the presence 
of Wor. Bro. Brook's family and others, he was presented 
with the Medal. A pleasing part of the ceremony was the 
presentation to Mrs. Brooks of a bouquet of roses on be- 
half of brethren of Orillia. Bro. Brooks is totally blind 
which necessitated the ceremony being at his home. 

The third ceremony took place in my home lodge, Al- 
gonquin, No. 434, on July 20th, when the Fifty Year Medal 
was presented to Bro. James Sherwood who came up from 
his home in Toronto for the occasion. Bro. Sherwood was 
one of our early day citizens here, now retired. 

As my term of office nears completion I find so many 
things to be thankful for in the fine fraternal spirit and 
kindly help I have received from all the brethren of the 
District. I find it difficult to adequately express my appre- 
ciation. 

To the brethren of Algonquin and every other lodge in 
Muskoka District, the members of the Committee on Instruc- 
tion, the guest speakers at my official visits and Grand 
Lodge officials, I extend my sincere thanks with the hope 
that the same fine spirit of fraternal help may be afforded 
my successor. 

Sincerely and fraternally submitted. 

J. Fred McDonald, 
D.D.G.M. Muskoka District. 



NIAGARA DISTRICT "A" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

A truly memorable year in my Masonic career is quickly 
drawing to a close. It is with mingled thoughts of deep 
appreciation, keen pleasure and sincere regret that I sub- 
mit for your consideration my report on the condition of 
Masonry in Niagara District "A" for the past Masonic term. 
I am indeed grateful for the honour conferred upon me by 
the Masters, Wardens and Past Masters of Niagara District 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 131 

"A" in making me their unanimous choice for the office of 
D.D.G.M. and for the approval of the Grand Master in con- 
firming the appointment. It has been a privilege to repre- 
sent M.W, Bro. T. H. Simpson, the Grand Master, and I 
trust I have merited in even a small degree the confidence 
placed in me at the time of my elevation. It is with regret 
that I come to the end of this important phase of my 
Masonic work. 

I cannot speak too highly of the immeasurable assist- 
ance rendered by my Secretary, Wor. Bro. J. Donald Mable, 
of Mountain Lodge, No. 221, Thorold. He was most faith- 
ful on every occasion and always displayed a fine calibre 
of Masonic endeavour. 

My Supervisor of Masonic Education, Rt. Wor. Bro. A. 
E. Coombs, of Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 103, St. Catharines, 
filled his position with his usual outstanding mastery. His 
knowledge of the Masonic Craft is known far and wide and 
no words of praise can fully describe his contributions to 
Masonry. Rt. Wor. Bro. Coombs accompanied me on all my 
inspections and his remarks were a splendid feature of each 
event. 

I appointed Bro. (Canon) W. E. Bagnall, B.A., L.Th., as 
District Chaplain. Unfortunately, he was moved from this 
District shortly afterwards and was thus unable to partici- 
pate. All the lodges of the District, with one exception, 
held Divine Services which were well attended. I attended 
many of these Services and took small parts in several. 

Rt. Wor. Bro. James N. Allan, of Amity Lodge, No. 32, 
Dunnville, ably conducted the Food for Britain Fund. I 
might mention in this field that while the District more 
than reached its objective, the givings of the individual 
lodges in a few cases fell short of the allocations. 

My official visits to the lodges of the District were to 
me great occasions as well as fine sources of inspiration. 
It was a pleasure to be associated with the assembled breth- 
ren and a joy to see the Masters and their officers conduct 
the business of the lodges in such a business-like manner. 
The rendition of the degree work was most commendable, 
in many instances almost perfect. 

Masonry in Niagara District "A" is in a very healthy 
condition. The true Masonic spirit is exhibited on every 
hand, while harmony and goodwill generally prevail through- 
out all the lodges. 

I requested the lodges to give careful attention to the 
selection of candidates, the quality rather than the quantity 
to be the watchword of the brethren. From the observa- 
tions I have made during my term of office I have every 



132 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

reason to believe that the future of Masonry in the Niagara 
District is very bright. 

A suggestion I wish to make is that more visiting take 
place between not only the lodges of the immediate district 
but between adjoining districts. This practice would prove 
not only beneficial but would create added Masonic spirit. 
Rt. Wor. Bro. W. W. Gorham, D.D.G.M. of Niagara District 
"B", and I were together on several visits in both districts. 
On the occasion when Rt. Wor. Bro. E. E. Fraser, a Past 
Master of Mountain Lodge, No. 221, received his Fifty- 
year Past Master Medal, I was given the honour of making 
the presentation in St. Mark's Lodge, No. 105, Niagara 
Falls (Niagara District "B"). At this point I would like to 
say that two other veteran Masons, lit. Wor. Bro. J. H. 
Brown, of Niagara Lodge, No. 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and 
Bro. (Dr.) Neil Campbell, of Mountain Lodge, No. 221, 
Thorold, received Fifty-year Membership Medals. It was a 
unique occasion when Rt. Wor. Bro. Fraser, a fifty-year 
Past Master, presented Bro. Campbell with a Jfifty-year 
Membership Medal, Bro. Campbell having been a candidate 
during the year the former was the Master of Mountain 
Lodge in 1898. Another to receive the Fifty-year Past 
Master Medal was Rt. Wor. Bro. A. E. Coombs, of St. Cath- 
arines. This presentation was made at an elaborate affair 
on June 24th, in St. Catharines, by Rt. Wor. Bro. J. N. 
Allan, of Dunnville. It is worthy of mention that Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Coombs has been Secretary of Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 
103, St. Catharines, for the past twenty-one years. 

The four St. Catharines lodges made a worthwhile con- 
tribution when a register was installed at the St. Catharines 
General Hospital for the use of members of the Craft. I 
understand that Wor. Bro. Percy Moore of Perfection Lodge 
took the initiative in the matter. 

In closing my report, may I say that if my year has 
cemented the ties of Masonry a little closer, I shall feel 
well repaid indeed for my every effort. 

Since it has been my every joy to find, 

At every turning of the road, 
The strong arm of a comrade kind, 

To help me onward with my load, 
And since I have no gold to give, 

And love alone must make amends, 
My only prayer is while I live 

God make me worthy of my friends. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

0. Roy Steadman, 
D D.G.M. Niagara District "A". 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1943 133 

NIAGARA DISTRICT "B" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit herewith for your consid- 
eration my report on the condition of Masonry and the 
activities of the District Deputy Grand Master in Niagara 
District "B" for the year 1947-1948. 

I wish first of all to express my appreciation to the 
lodges of the District for the honour extended Palmer Lodge 
and myself in electing me to this responsible position and 
to you, Most Worshipful Sir, my grateful thanks for con- 
firming this election. 

My first act on assuming the duties of District Deputy 
Grand Master was to appoint Wor. Bro. W. B. Fenwick, a 
Past Master of Palmer Lodge, No. 372, as District Secre- 
tary, and Wor. Bro. F. Gregory, a Past Master of Clifton 
Lodge, No. 254, as District Director of Masonic Education. 
To these two talented brethren I express my heartfelt 
thanks. Wor. Bro. Fenwick proved to be a most capable 
Secretary, carrying out the duties of the office with dignity 
and tact. His kindly advice and unfailing good nature did 
much to make my duties more pleasant. Wor. Bro. Gregory 
has a great store of Masonic knowledge. Under his super- 
vision Masonic Education is making considerable progress 
in this District. Most lodges are devoting some time to 
this important branch of Masonic activity. It is pleasing 
to note that the younger members of the Craft are taking an 
active part in Masonic Education. At one of my visits five 
junior officers gave three minute talks, each taking one 
letter of the word Mason. This proved to be very interesting. 

A District convention for Masonic Education was held 
at Welland, when Copestone Lodge, No. 373, and Merritt 
Lodge, No. 168, were hosts to a representative gathering. 
Lectures were given on each degree and a question and 
answer period followed the lectures, when many interesting 
points were explained in detail by Wor. Bro. Gregory. 

I was fortunate in securing the services of Bro. Rev. 
J. A. Gale of Ridgeway, Ontario, as District Chaplain. Un- 
fortunately an old back injury proved troublesome and Bro. 
Gale was unable to attend many of my meetings. At the 
meetings he attended his remarks as to the relationship of 
the Church and Craft were well received by the brethren. 
To him I extend my sincere thanks. 



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Nearly all lodges held Divine Service on one or more 
occasions during the year. As many of the lodges held 
these services on the same day I was unabe to attend as 
many as I should have liked. As is their custom Fort Erie 
Lodge, No. 613, and Palmer Lodge, No. 372, held their joint 
service on April 25th, when a large number of brethren 
attended worship at Central Avenue United Church, Fort 
Erie. Rev. Gieger preached an excellent sermon on Brother- 
hood. I was also able to attend the services of Merritt 
Lodge, No. 168, and Copestone Lodge, No. 373, at Central 
United Church, Welland, on June 6th, when the Minister 
very kindly allowed me to take a part in the service. 

A District Church Service was held Sunday, June 13th, 
at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Fort Erie. This was in the 
nature of an experiment and was the first District Church 
Service ever held in Fort Erie. From the large attendance 
I would judge that District Church Services will be popular 
with the brethren no matter where they are held. Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Chas. D. Broughton, Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge 
of New York State, preached a very appropriate sermon. 

I am pleased to report that Masonry in this District is 
in excellent condition. All lodges are receiving petitions for 
membership and the caliber of the candidates accepted shows 
that great care is being exercised in selecting them. At 
most of my visits degrees were conferred and the work is 
very uniform throughout. The Worshipful Masters and 
members are showing much interest in Masonry. Each de- 
gree was conferred so that the true meaning of the work 
was properly conveyed to the candidates. At all official 
visits I endeavored to convey to the brethren that Masonry 
was something more than a secret society or fraternity but 
rather a way of life, and if we followed its principles and 
teachings we could not fail to be better men and better 
citizens. All lodges are in a good financial position and 
all lodge rooms and premises are in excellent condition. 

It was a great pleasure to have Rt. Wor. Bro. O. R. 
Steadman, District Deputy Grand Master of Niagara Dis- 
trict "A", with me on several occasions. It was also a real 
privilege to join him on some of his visits to lodges in 
Niagara District "A". Much that is important to Masonry 
can be accomplished by inter-district meetings. We are, due 
to press of work, apt to live too much within ourselves to 
the detriment of that fellowship which is the backbone of 
our fraternity. 

On Feb. 24th I had the pleasure of presenting, on be- 
half of Grand Lodge, a Long Service Medal to Wor. Bro. 
J. A. North of Palmer Lodge, who had completed fifty years 
as a Past Master. 

At St. Mark's Lodge, No. 105, on the occasion of my 
official visit, Rt. Wor. Bro. E. E. Fraser received a Long 
Service Medal, presented by Rt. Wor. Bro. O. R. Steadman. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 135 

Rt. Wor. Bro. Fraser is a member of Mountain Lodge, No. 
221, Thorold, which is also the mother lodge of Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Steadman. 

At Clifton Lodge, No. 254, on June 3rd, I was privileged 
to witness the presentation by Wor. Bro. F. Gregory of 
the Meritorious Service Medal to Bro. Charles Wilson. This 
was a well-deserved recognition by Grand Lodge of Bro. 
Wilson's many years of service to Clifton Lodge and to 
Masonry in general in this District. Bro. Wilson's exempli- 
fication of the true spirit of brotherhood is a shining 
example for all Masons. 

I greatly appreciate the courteous reception accorded 
me at all meetings and social functions. The quality of en- 
tertainment at all social gatherings left nothing to be de- 
sired. My one regret is that I could not attend them all. 

On May 4th I was received for a second time by my 
Mother Lodge, Palmer, No. 372. Many Past and Present 
Grand Lodge Officers, Masters, Past Masters and brethren 
from both Niagara Districts attended this meeting. The 
evening was given over to speeches, entertainment, present- 
ations and a social hour spent at the banquet table. To all 
who contributed to the success of this evening, thanks 
brethren. I sincerely appreciate your expressions of friend- 
ship and esteem and I hope I shall always continue to 
deserve your goodwill. 

I wish to express my thanks to all Past and Present 
Grand Lodge Officers, Past Masters, Masters and brethren 
who, by their presence at my visits, contributed so much 
to their success. I wish particularly to mention Rt. Wor. 
Bro. G. S. Warren, Rt. Wor. Bro. J. T. Ruley, Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Brock Grant, Rt. Wor. Bro. W. Goodyear, V. Wor. Bro. 
H. A. Yeo, V. Wor. Bro. Charlie Burt, and Wor. Bro. G. 
E. Cornell. These brethren were all of great help to me 
and to them I extend my special thanks. 

Finally, I wish to again thank Niagara District "B" for 
the honour they conferred upon me and for their consistent 
support and co-operation. I thoroughly enjoyed my year 
as District Deputy Grand Master and I feel I have made 
many new friends as well as renewing old friendships. It 
has been a pleasure to serve you, Most Worshipful Sir, and 
may I express the hope that both you and the brethren of 
my Lodge and District feel that I have contributed some- 
thing to Freemasonry by serving in this office. May I ask 
that my successor in office receive the same loyal support 
accorded me. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

W. W. Gorham, 
D.D.G.M. Niagara District "B". 



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NIPISSING EAST DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is an honor and a pleasure to submit this report on 
the activities and condition of Masonry in Nipissing East 
District for the current year. 

I wish, first, to express my appreciation to the District 
for electing me to the office of D.D.G.M. and to you, Most 
Worshipful Sir, for confirming my election. 

On my return from Grand Lodge I had much pleasure 
in appointing Wor. Bro. M. Mandell District Secretary, and 
Wor. Bro. Rev. H. Beare District Chaplain. V.W. Bro. J. L. 
Runnells of Haileybury Lodge kindly consented to act as 
District Supervisor of Masonic Education He is well quali- 
fied for this work and it is a real pleasure to hear him. 

I had the pleasure of attending an Especial Communi- 
cation of Grand Lodge at Sudbury, on October 20th, to con- 
stitute and consecrate Sudbury Lodge, No. 658. I was ac- 
companied by Wor. Bro. Mandell and R. Wor. Bro. Bats.ford 
and we spent a most pleasant and instructive evening there. 

I also had the pleasure of being present at the celebra- 
tion of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the inception of 
North Bay Lodge, No. 617, and being so well acquainted 
with the officers and members of this lodge I know the 
future holds bright promise for them. 

During my term of office I have officially visited each 
lodge within the District, accompanied each time by the 
District Secretary and on three occasions by the District 
Chaplain. I was very impressed and pleased with the warm 
welcome we received, the way the business of the lodges 
is carried on and the impressive manner in which the de- 
grees are conferred by the officers. All the lodges have 
plenty of work to do and it is a pleasure to see the type of 
men who are being received into Masonry today. Generally 
speaking, Masonry is in a very sound condition in the 
District. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank the lodges for the many 
courtesies and kindnesses shown to my Secretary and my- 
self. We will always cherish the associations made and 
friendships formed and to me it has been a real pleasure 
to have served you. 



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To my successor I offer my best wishes and bespeak 
for him the same loyalty and friendly reception as was 
accorded me. 

Sincerely and fraternally submitted. 

W. H. Armitage, 
D.D.G.M. Nipissing East District. 



NIPISSING WEST DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

As my term of office draws to a close, it is with pleas- 
ure that I present my report on the condition of Masonry 
in Nipissing West District. First, I wish to express to the 
brethren of the District my sincere appreciation of the 
honour they conferred on me in electing me to the office 
of District Deputy Grand Master, and to you, Most Wor- 
shipful Sir, for confirming my election. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. Norval 
Grant, a Past Master of Keystone Lodge, No. 412, as Dis- 
trict Secretary, and Bro. Rev. F. L. H. Stymiest, Pastor of 
All People's United Church, as District Chaplain. R.W. Bro. 
William Rubenstien was appointed District Organizer for 
Food Parcels to Britain, by the Deputy Grand Master, Rt. 
Wor. Bro. Maher. To Bro. Grant I wish to express my deep 
appreciation of his untiring efforts, he having accompanied 
me on my visits to every lodge in the District. The distances 
between lodges in the District are great, requiring railway 
and car travel of about 1800 miles. I stress this point to 
show that it was impossible to carry out Rt. Wor. Bro. W. L. 
Wright's wishes to have a District Divine Service. The most 
central point would have required some of the brethren to 
travel from 160 to 220 miles one way to attend such a 
meeting. 

Rt. Wor. Bro. Rubenstien was an untiring worker for 
Food Parcels to Britain and although he did not enjoy good 
health for the greater part of the year, he did a splendid 
job. I am sure the brethren of the District were amply re- 
paid for their efforts after reading some of the touching 
letters received from recipients in the Old Land. 

On October 20th, accompanied by Wor. Bro. Grant, Bro. 
Rev. Stymiest and Rt. Wor. Bro. W. L. Wright, Grand Chap- 



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lain, I took part in the ceremony of constituting and conse- 
crating Sudbury Lodge, No. 658, the ceremony being con- 
ducted by Most Wor. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, Past Grand Master, 
assisted by Rt. Wor. Bro. Dixon, Grand Secretary. Sudbury 
Lodge has an enthusiastic and well-skilled list of officers 
under the careful guidance of Rt. Wor. Bro. Wm. McMillan, 
the first Worshipful Master. On November 10th I had the 
pleasure of installing Rt. Wor. Bro. McMillan and investing 
the Wardens and other officers of Sudbury Lodge, assisted 
by Rt. Wor. Bro. Maddock and many Past Masters of Nickel 
Lodge, Sudbury, and Algonquin Lodge, Copper Cliff. I have 
every confidence in the success of Sudbury Lodge and take 
this opportunity of thanking the brethren who so ably 
assisted in the installation of its officers. 

On December 10th I had the privilege and pleasure of 
presenting to Rt. Wor. Bro. W. L. Wright, Grand Chaplain, 
the regalia of his office, a gift from some of his Masonic 
brethren in the East, through Hatherly Lodge. So long as 
Masonry has men of the caliber of Rt. Wor. Bro. Wright 
holding high office and taking an interest in Masonry the 
future of Masonry is assured. It is unfortunate that Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Wright will be unable to be at Grand Lodge this year, 
he being in England attending the Lambeth Conference of 
the Church of England. 

On Friday, March 19th, I was guest at an official wel- 
come tendered by the three Soo Lodges, Hatherly, Algoma 
and Keystone, when over two hundred brethren were pres- 
ent. On this occasion a memorial tablet was unveiled to the 
memory of Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. H. F. Goodfellow, P.D.D.G.M., 
in the presence of Mrs. Goodfellow and her son and daughter- 
in-law. The unveiling was performed by Rt. Wor. Bros. 
Wright and Rubenstien, and Wor. Bro. Grant, and Mrs. 
Goodfellow was presented with a bouquet of roses. 

During the year I visited Hatherly, Algoma and Key- 
stone Lodges on numerous occasions and the work of the 
officers in all three lodges leaves nothing to be desired. 

On February 12th I journeyed to Thessalon by bus, ac- 
companied by some thirty brethren from the Soo, and offi- 
cially visited Dyment Lodge, No. 442. The regular busi- 
ness was transacted; the lodge was opened and closed in all 
three degrees but no work was conferred or exemplified. 
Dyment lodge is showing advancement now that employment 
and industrial activity are increasing in the vicinity. 

Penewobikong Lodge, No. 487, Blind River, was visited 
on February 18th when a Second Degree was put on by the 
officers in a most efficient manner. I examined the build- 
ing throughout and found it in good state of repair, with the 
exception of some work which has to be done on the fur- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 139 

nace. I was assured by the Master and officers that the 
work would be proceeded with just as soon as materials 
could be obtained. The lodge is improving financially and 
its prospects for the future are bright, there being pros- 
pects of another forest products plant being built in the 
town. Unfortunately the forest fires, which raged in the 
district north of Blind River, have dampened the prospects 
somewhat. 

On April 26th I visited Sudbury Lodge, No. 658, Sud- 
bury, which is the baby lodge of the District, and received 
a hearty reception by the brethren and witnessed the con- 
ferring of a First Degree by officers in a very commendable 
manner. Its membership is increasing and it enjoys the sup- 
port of its sister lodges, Nickel and Algonquin, Copper Cliff. 

On April 27th I visited Algonquin Lodge, No. 536, when 
a Second Degree was conferred in a most exemplary manner. 
The lodge has an efficient staff of officers and the members 
are enthusiastic; the lodge is in an excellent financial posi- 
tion. Rt. Wor. Bro. Maddock, the Worshipful Master, and 
members made our visit to Copper Cliff most enjoyable. 

On April 28th I officially visited Nickel Lodge, No. 427, 
where I witnessed the conferring of a First Degree by the 
officers. As was to be expected the work of the evening 
left nothing to be desired. They have a most efficient staff 
of officers and the prosperity of this lodge will continue to 
advance under their careful guidance. 

I visited Lome Lodge, No. 622, Chapleau, next evening 
and witnessed the conferring of a Second Degree; the work 
was done in a most efficient manner. Lome Lodge is located 
some 180 miles from any other lodge and it is hoping to 
celebrate its 25th anniversary sometime in 1949. It would 
be fitting and of great assistance to this lodge if some of 
the Grand Lodge Officers could find it convenient to visit 
the lodge at that time. 

I left Chapleau about noon, April 30th, and returned to 
Sudbury where Wor. Bro. Grant and I were met by Wor. 
Bro. Roseborough and Bro. P. Coats who kindly drove us the 
26 miles to Capreol where we visited National Lodge, No. 
588, and witnessed the conferring of the Second Degree. 
Capreol is a railway division point, the members being mostly 
employed on the Railway. There was a good turnout despite 
the fact that the daily employment of the members kept a 
good many away. 

On May 26th I officially visited Espanola Lodge, No. 
527, where a Second Degree was conferred in a most efficient 
manner. This lodge is showing considerable progress 



140 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

through the increased activity in the town occasioned by the 
re-opening of the paper mill. 

On May 27th I visited Doric Lodge, No. 455, Little Cur- 
rent, where I witnessed the conferring of a First Degree in 
a most efficient manner. Doric Lodge is to be congratu- 
lated on the interest shown by some of the younger brethren 
who took part in the work of the evening. 

On May 28th I officially visited Gore Bay Lodge, No. 
472, where I witnessed the conferring of a Second Degree. 
The members of this lodge, like their brethren in Little Cur- 
rent, are ardent Masons, many of the members and officers 
having to travel 30 to 40 miles to attend lodge. 

The highlight of my year of office was the official visit 
of the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Simpson, accompanied by 
the Grand Secretary, R.W. Bro. Dixon, to the three Soo 
Lodges, Keystone, Algoma and Hatherly, at which I had the 
privilege of presiding. Over 250 Masons from the three 
Soo Lodges were present, together with brethren from Thes- 
salon, Blind River and the Wor. Master of Bethel Lodge, 
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and some of his officers. The 
brethren received much food for thought from the addresses 
of the Grand Master, Rt. Wor. Bro Dixon and the Grand 
Chaplain. 

On June 9th I had the pleasure of presenting the Wil- 
liam Mercer Wilson Medal to Bro. Ernest Shell of Keystone 
Lodge for long and meritorious service to Keystone Lodge. 
Bro. Shell joined Keystone Lodge in 1912, has served as 
Chairman of the Board of Relief for over 20 years and has 
on numerous occasions supplemented the amounts voted for 
relief from his own purse. 

Finally, to the brethren of Nipissing West District, I 
again thank you for the honour you have conferred on me 
and for the loyal support you have given me during my 
term of office. I take this opportunity of thankin^ all who 
assisted me with counsel and support. 

Fraternally submitted. 

Alex. Brechin, 
D.D.G.M. Nipissing West District. 

NORTH HURON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

In submitting my report on the condition of Masonry 
in North Huron District for the year ending July, 1948, I 
first wish to express my sincere appreciation of the high 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 141 

honour which the brethren of the District conferred on me 
and on my mother lodge, Bruce Lodge, No. 341, Tiverton, 
in selecting me as the representative of the Most Worship- 
ful the Grand Master, particularly so because, while Bruce 
Lodge has been in existence for 72 years, this is the second 
time in its history that it has had the honour of having one 
of its members elected to this high office. 

My first official duty was to appoint W. Bro. R. J. 
McKeliar of Bruce Lodge as District Secretary, and to him 
I am very grateful for the service rendered during my term 
of office. I also appointed Bro. Rev. Charles Cox as Dis- 
trist Chaplain, a very worthy brother and Mason. Bro. Cox 
conducted our District Divine Service which was held in 
Knox Church, Tiverton, June 13th, and which was largely 
attended by members of the lodges throughout the District. 
The kindness and courtesy that I have received from the 
brethren throughout the District made the work a pleasant 
and an agreeable task. I have endeavoured to discharge 
the duties involved to the best of my ability and I can 
only hope that your trust in me has not been undeservedly 
bestowed. 

One of the most pleasing and interesting events during 
the past year was the occasion of the visit of the Grand 
Master, Most Worshipful Brother T. H. Simpson, to North 
Huron District. The meeting was held in the Community 
Hall, Tiverton, every lodge in the District being represented, 
with nearly 200 Masons attending. The Grand Master de- 
livered a very pleasing and instructive address, one of much 
value to those who were fortunate to attend. Addresses 
were also given by a number of other prominent Masons 
present. One of the many highlights of this most memor- 
able occasion was the presentation by the Grand Master of 
medals to Wor. Bro. D. A. MacLaren of Bruce Lodge for 
fifty years a Mason and for fifty years a Past Master, also 
to Wor. Bro. Olver of Wingham Lodge, No. 286, for fifty 
years a Mason. Wor. Bro. J. S. Evans, owing to illness, 
was unable to attend to receive his medal for fifty years' 
service in Masonry. 

It was my privilege and pleasure to make an official 
visit to each of the twelve lodges in the District. On every 
hand I was received in the true Masonic spirit. For the 
many kindnesses extended to me I am very grateful. 

Throughout the District the lodges are doing good work. 
I found the Worshipful Masters and all members showing 
a keen interest in Masonry. Masonry in North Huron is 
on a very high plane and for zeal and interest in Craft 
matters, stands second to none in this Jurisdiction. 

The financial condition of all lodges in North Huron 
District is very good, especially is this most notable in the 



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matter of dues in arrears. Every lodge is carrying a suf- 
ficient amount of insurance to cover the value of its 
property. 

In conclusion let me again thank the many brethren 
throughout the District for the privilege I have had and 
the friendships I have formed in endeavouring to serve you 
as District Deputy Grand Master. I would also like to state 
that the experience gained iby me has been much greater 
than any contribution that I have been able to impart. I 
trust and feel quite certain that the same support, loyalty 
and kind consideration will be extended to my successor 
as was given me. 



Fraternally submitted. 



J. A. McKinnon, 
D.D.G.M. North Huron District. 



ONTARIO DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit for your consideration my 
report on the condition of Masonry in Ontario District for 
the past Masonic year. 

I am indebted to my brethren of Durham Lodge, No. 66, 
for naming me as a candidate for this office, to the brethren 
of Ontario District for the kindly consideration given Dur- 
ham Lodge in electing me as their fourth D.D.G.M., and to 
you, Most Worshipful Sir, for confirming my election. May 
I express the sincere hope that I have served you well and 
that I have justified the confidence all these Masonic breth- 
ren have expressed in my election. In thanking you, Most 
Worshipful Sir, I should also like to express appreciation 
for the kindly and helpful advice I have received from you. 
It has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life visiting 
and inspecting the various lodges as your representative. 

Shortly after taking office I appointed Wor. Bro. Irwin 
M. Colwill, the 100th Master of Durham Lodge, No. 66, as 
my District Secretary. It proved a popular choice. His 
wise counsel and generous assistance has been an invaluable 
aid in carrying out my duties. He has always been an in- 
spiration and help to me, and to him I owe a debt of grati- 
tude. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 . 143 

Bro. Rev. G. Cameron Quigley, Chaplain of Jerusalem 
Lodge, No. 31, Bowmanville, graciously accepted the office 
of District Chaplain. He attended nearly all my visits and 
addressed over half of the lodges. He endeavoured to im- 
press upon the minds of those present the importance of 
applying the Divine precepts and teachings of Masonry to 
our own lives, and in a masterful way he showed the close 
relationship between Masonry and the church. His efforts 
were especially well received and appreciated and lightened 
my work considerably. I was indeed fortunate to have such 
a worthy brother to assist me. 

There have been many pleasant and memorable occasions 
during the year. Not the least of these was our association 
with the Grand Master. His visit to the District for the 
celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Ontario Lodge, No. 
26, in Port Hope, was, despite the bad weather, well 
attended. His interesting and instructive address was 
greatly enjoyed by the brethren. He warned his audience 
to beware of "Isms" and "Hearsay" which is a dangerous 
guide that can break down governments and friendships. It 
was my privilege to be present and I felt very proud to be 
the District Deputy to such a worthy Grand Master. The 
Grand Secretary and the Grand Director of Ceremonies were 
also present and gave short interesting addresses befitting 
this magnificent Masonic achievement. 

On April 4th, after a lapse of some years, a District 
Divine Service was held in St. John's Church, Bowmanville, 
with the Grand Chaplain, Rt. Wor. Bro. (Bishop) W. L, 
Wright, as guest preacher. He made a tremendous impres- 
sion upon the 225 Masons present and I do appreciate the 
sacrifice and effort of Bishop Wright in flying to us from 
Sault Ste. Marie for this splendid Service. I hope my suc- 
cessor will do his part to make such a Service an annual 
event in Ontario District. 

On June 2nd, our Deputy Grand Master, Rt. Wor. Bro. 
J. P. Maher, came as guest speaker to the semi-annual meet- 
ing of the Past Masters', Worshipful Masters' and Wardens' 
Association. His address was especially well received and 
appreciated and his magnetic personality endeared him to 
all. The opportunity of meeting our next Grand Master 
was a double pleasure for those in attendance. 

It was my privilege to present the William Mercer 
Wilson Medal awarded to Bro. Frederick W. Bowen, at a 
well-attended meeting of his brethren of Durham Lodge, 
No. 66, Newcastle. This marks the first award of the 
Medal in this District. The esteem in which he is held by 
a wide circle of friends is proof of the sterling qualities 
of character and integrity of this man. We all rejoice to 
see Bro. Bowen recognized by Grand Lodge. On June 24th, 



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in St. John's Lodge, No. 17, Cobourg, Rt. Wor. Bro. E. J. 
Wormington, acting as Installing Master, conducted his 
100th Installation of the Worshipful Master and officers 
throughout this Grand Jurisdiction. A large attendance of 
Masons from Ontario District and Toronto lodges was 
present on this memorable occasion. 

Every lodge in the District was officially visited 
once; some a second and third time. I was most enthusi- 
astically received and welcomed and many evidences of 
loyalty to the Grand Master were demonstrated. I noted 
particularly that efficient well-skilled officers invariably 
promoted good attendance. The work throughout the Dis- 
trict, with the exception of the odd case, is good and in 
most lodges could be termed excellent. I have been deeply 
impressed by the earnestness of the officers as they go 
about their duties. It seemed that they were most con- 
cerned with teaching the lessons of Masonry and not in 
putting on a "show" for the visitors. That attitude on the 
part of the officers seems to me to be a desirable one. 
Standing strongly behind the officers, in every case, is a 
strong group of Past Masters, and many do exceptionally 
fine work. In some instances part of the work is taken 
by brethren from the sides. This I was glad to see as it 
increases interest and promotes attendance. 

The total arrears is on the decrease; membership and 
attendance on the increase, and the financial condition, 
while varying widely from lodge to lodge, is quite healthy 
with all lodge property covered by insurance. 

In all my addresses to the lodges I endeavoured to im- 
press upon the minds of those present the importance of 
friendliness, courtesy, goodwill, character, loyalty and the 
unselfish desire to promote peace and happiness in the com- 
munity; to make our lives such as will be good examples 
to others, that those outside our ranks may look upon 
Masons as men and citizens of the highest type. 

The painstaking work of previous D.D.G.M.'s shows 
most gratifyingly in the uniformity of the work throughout 
the District, in the eagerness with which the coming of 
the representative of the Grand Master is attended in each 
lodge and by the generosity with which the constructive re- 
marks are received by all the brethren. 

Apart from the work, the fraternal spirit of friendship 
was truly demonstrated on all my visits. I would like here 
to express my appreciation not only to the many brethren 
of my Mother Lodge who accompanied me on my visits, but 
I was especially inspired by the presence of so many 
Masters and Wardens and other officers, who attended reg- 
ularly. The presence and assistance of so many P.D.D.G.M.'s, 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 145 

and the regular attendance of the Grand Senior Deacon, 
Very Wor. Bro. Harry L. Wallace, were especially helpful 
and encouraging to me. 

The "Food Parcels for Britain" campaign, under the 
very able chairmanship of Very Wor. Bro. Byron S. Edmond- 
son, enjoyed outstanding success, the District subscribing 
around fifty per cent, above its quota. 

Every lodge has held one or more Divine Services. I 
have attended as many as possible and at many was privi- 
leged to assist with the Service. 

It is regrettable that I was unable to accept all the 
invitations extended to me for "Special Occasions," but 
those which time permitted me to attend were thoroughly 
enjoyed. 

The social side of our Order is exhibited in nearly all 
the lodges by Annual Ladies' Nights. Mrs. Gibson and I 
were honoured guests at many of these functions and, need- 
less to say, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 

Masonic Education has shown a marked change under 
the chairmanship of Wor. Bro. Chas. Eadie, Vice-President 
of the Past Masters' Association. The District was divided 
into four sub-divisions with two able speakers appointed 
from each. This whole committee worked as a unit and each 
lodge was visited at least once by one member, and a short 
talk was given. While this work was not started early, 
and it is yet too soon to judge its merits, I do feel a- sound 
foundation has been laid and a definite step forward has 
been made. In addition to this work the splendid bulletins 
sent out by Rt. Wor. Bro. N. C. Hart have been distributed 
promptly and, in most lodges, used with favourable results. 

It is with regret that I report the passing of three Past 
Grand Lodge Officers, namely, Rt. Wor. Bro. Arthur G. 
Willoughby, of Colborne Lodge, No. 91, Colborne, Rt. Wor. 
Bro. W. E. N. Sinclair of Lebanon Lodge, No. 139, Oshawa, 
and Very Wor. Bro. E. Aubrey Cooper, of Temple Lodge, 
No. 649, Oshawa, together with eight Past Masters and 
twenty-eight Master Masons. Masonry was richer for their 
lives and has been made forever poorer by their passing. 

To serve this District as D.D.G.M. and to become so well 
acquainted with the brethren in the District is a rare privi- 
lege. I shall long cherish the many happy evenings spent 
in such delightful company. It has been for me a liberal 
education and I sincerely regret that my term is ended. To 
my predecessor, Rt. Wor. Bro. Roy V. Mowbray, whose co- 
operation, particularly at the commencement of my term, 
enabled me to avoid the errors of a novice, I owe a debt 
that shall be difficult to repay. The trust given me a year 



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ago I shall be pleased to hand to my successor in the full 
assurance that he will receive the same loyal welcome and 
support through the District, and if I *an be of any service 
to him, it will be gladly and wholeheartedly given. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

Donald E. Gibson, 
D.D.G.M. Ontario District. 



OTTAWA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is my honour and privilege to submit this report on 
the general condition of Masonry in the Ottawa District 
for the year 1947-48. 

I wish to thank the brethren of Ottawa District for the 
honour conferred on my lodge, Carleton, No. 465, and also 
for the privilege extended to me for the opportunity to 
serve the Grand Master and my brethren in the District by 
electing me D.D.G.M. My thanks to you, Most Worshipful 
Sir, for confirming my election. 

After assuming office the following appointments were 
made: Wor. Bro. M. D. Anderson, Carleton Lodge, District 
Secretary; Wor. Bro. Fred W. Stremes, Ottawa, Supervisor 
of Masonic Education; Very Wor. Bro. Rev. H. Clayton 
Vaughan, District Chaplain and Wor. Bro. T. Earl Walker, 
Supervisor of Rehabilitation Committee. To each I wish to 
express my sincere thanks for their assistance and kindly 
advice. Because of their enthusiasm and continuous efforts 
Masonry in the District is richer. 

An official visit was made to each of the 27 lodges 
and a degree was conferred on each occasion, which not 
only revealed the correct uniformity of the work throughout 
the District, but also the impressive manner in which each 
was conferred. The proficiency and sincerity of the Masters 
and officers made the duties of the D.D.G.M. very pleasant 
as it was seldom necessary to make other than compliment- 
ary remarks. Each is earnest in his endeavours and is striv- 
ing for perfection. It was gratifying to see the large num- 
ber of Past Masters who are maintaining an active interest 
in the work of their lodges. There is a gradual increase in 
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in many of the lodges. Books and accounts of the Secre- 
taries are in excellent order and all lodges are in a very 
favourable financial position. A number report no back 
dues, some a reasonable amount, with only one showing an 
unwarranted amount outstanding. All lodge rooms are in 
excellent order, well appointed, properly furnished and very 
well cared for, making the Masonic home of the brethren 
something they can not only be proud of but where they 
can relax in beautiful surroundings. 

During the year I had the pleasure of accepting many 
invitations to attend special meetings of one type and an- 
other, as well as many social affairs. All were enjoyed 
immensely. On all occasions I was cordially and kindly 
received as your representative with all the honours and 
favours that could be bestowed upon the representative of 
the Grand Master. The large number of visitors at each 
meeting was indicative of the true and friendly spirit exist- 
ing throughout this District and the deep regard for 
Masonry. I was accompanied on all official visits by many 
Past Grand Officers, Worshipful Masters as well as many 
brethren. 

Many of the lodges held Divine Services with an in- 
crease in attendance. It has been my privilege to attend 
nearly all these Services and to take part in many of them. 
Two District Divine Services were held; one in Ottawa when 
650 brethren assembled in St. George's Anglican Church. 
Here the District Chaplain, V. Wor. Bro. Rev. H. Clayton 
Vaughan, conducted the Service and the speaker was Rt. 
Wor. Bro. Canon L. F. Crothers, Deputy Grand Master of 
the Grand Lodge of Quebec, who delivered a memorable 
sermon. The second Service was held in St. Pauls Church, 
Renfrew, for the lodges in the northern portion of the Dis- 
trict. About 150 brethren attended this Service when Rev. 
F. W. Cornish was in charge and the District Chaplain 
delivered a very fine address. 

The highlight of the year in our District was the cele- 
bration of the 100th Anniversary of Dalhousie Lodge, No. 52, 
Ottawa, when we had the pleasure of having the Grand 
Master visit this lodge to mark that event. The Anniversary 
began with Divine Service in St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church on Sunday evening, May 16th. Monday evening the 
lodge received M.W. Bro. Simpson at a meeting in the 
Temple where he delivered a very inspiring address to the 
large number present. A number of the members availed 
themselves of this opportunity to remember their lodge by 
presenting items of golden furniture. The Grand Master 
appointed Wor. Bro. Col. Wm. A. Kruger of Dalhousie a 
Grand Steward. On Tuesday evening a reception and dinner 
dance was held at the Chateau Laurier. 



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Each year the G.A.O.T.U. selects a few from our midst 
for higher service in His Kingdom. We regret to record 
the passing of two popular and zealous Masons in the per- 
sons of Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. James A. Reeves of Bonnechere 
Lodge, Eganville, D.D.G.M. in 1923-24, and Rt. Wor. Bro. 
W. H. G. Flay, Prince of Wales Lodge, Ottawa, D.D.G.M. 
during 1936-37. These brethren were outstanding Masons, 
having rendered valuable service to the Craft. We will 
cherish their memory in our hearts. 

We have made an earnest endeavour to promote 
Masonic Education in this District during the year. Wor. 
Bro. Fred W. Stremes, Supervisor, has been untiring in his 
efforts to encourage this valuable subject in all lodges in 
an endeavour to have it become a regular part of each meet- 
ing. Nearly all lodges are giving some thought and effort 
to this work, while some are well advanced with study 
groups. Owing to the influx of candidates, the Masters are 
finding it difficult to find time for a continuous program. 
Rt. Wor. Bro. N. C. Hart and his Committee are to be com- 
mended for the quality of material they are supplying for 
this work. 

During the year we have continued with the rehabilita- 
tion committee in an effort to be helpful to the brethren. 
Wor. Bro. T. Earl Walker, the Supervisor, has rendered 
valuable assistance and leadership, giving help and some 
very sound advice to those seeking his counsel. 

There is a very active Past Masters' and Wardens' 
Association in the District. It has held some very interest- 
ing and entertaining evenings during the year. It is always 
ready and willing to do all in its power to be of assistance 
to the D.D.G.M. and the various committees. 

Cordial invitations were received from the D.D.G.M. 's 
of our Eastern and St. Lawrence Districts, Ottawa District 
and two in Montreal in the Grand Lodge of Quebec. It was 
my happy privilege to accept invitations from these brethren 
who, in turn, honoured us by their presence on one or more 
occasions. Their friendly hospitality was very much appre- 
ciated and enjoyed. 

The true spirit of Masonry prevails in this District 
among the lodges and brethren. It has been my pleasant 
experience to have gone through the year with only one 
single problem arising but I am sure it will be clarified by 
the fraternal goodwill and charitable attitude of all members 
in that particular lodge. 

The condition of Masonry in the Ottawa District is ex- 
cellent with the future very bright. The lodges are busy 
accepting candidates who will reflect honour on our choice. 
They have good officers who are doing their work correctly 



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and impressively and are guarding the portals faithfully 
and well, with favourable financial conditions prevailing 
throughout. Above all, the brethren with whom I have come 
in contact love Masonry and their enthusiasm seems bound- 
less. 

In conclusion, Most Worshipful Sir, I wish to express 
my gratitude to all lodges for their wholehearted co-opera- 
tion and countless courtesies bestowed on me as your repre- 
sentative. The pleasant memories will linger with me 
throughout my lifetime. I bespeak for my successor the 
same measure of confidence and co-operation it has been 
my privilege to enjoy. 



Fraternally submitted. 



W. Percy Kennedy, 
D.D.G.M. Ottawa District. 



PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit herewith my report on the 
condition of Masonry in Peterborough District for the year 
1947-1948. In doing so I would first express my sincere 
appreciation to the brethren of the District for the honour 
conferred on Golden Rule Lodge, No. 126, Campbellford, 
and myself in electing me as District Deputy Grand Master, 
and to you, Most Worshipful Sir, in confirming my election. 
I also wish to thank the Past Masters of my Mother Lodge 
who made it possible for me to receive this great honour. 

My first official act on assuming office was to appoint 
Wor. Bro. R. A. Connor, Past Master of Golden Rule Lodge, 
as District Secretary, Rt. Wor. Bro. J. Stewart McGill of 
J. B. Hall Lodge, Xo. 145, Milllbrook, Superintendent of 
Masonic Education, and Bro. Rev. G. N. Maxwell, of Golden 
Rule Lodge, as District Chaplain. To them I give my sin- 
cere thanks for the able manner in which they carried out 
their duties and for the wonderful assistance they gave me 
on the occasion of my official visits to the various lodges of 
the District. 

During the year I paid an official visit to each of the 
eleven lodges in the District and was most enthusiastically 
received and welcomed. These visits were very inspiring 



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occasions to me indeed and will long be remembered. The 
spirit of friendship and brotherhood which I found on every 
hand and which was extended to me at all times speaks 
well for the future of Masonry in this District. Degrees 
were conferred by every lodge in the District on the evening 
that I officially visited them and the work on each visit 
was exemplified in an able, impressive and uniform manner. 
I found the Masters and officers of each lodge well-skilled 
and aptly assisted by Past Masters who form the backbone 
of every lodge. Nearly all lodges are busy and the candi- 
dates appear to be of high calibre, displaying a serious atti- 
tude towards Masonry. 

A goodly number of the brethren from my Mother 
Lodge accompanied me on my official visits. One of these 
visits I find worth mentioning. Golden Rule Lodge, my 
Mother Lodge, has had four District Deputy Grand Masters 
(including the writer) during 88 years of her history. These 
Rt. Wor. Brethren are all living and reside at Campbellford. 
On the occasion of my visit to Hastings Lodge, No. 633, at 
Hastings, the three of them, along with a number of Past 
Masters and brethren, accompanied me and were enthusi- 
astically and cordially received. I think this may be a 
unique event as I am not aware of any other lodge of the 
same age in this Grand Jurisdiction which still has among 
its regular attendants all of its District Deputy Grand 
Masters. 

The highlight of my year was the presence of the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master at the One Hundredth Anni- 
versary of Corinthian Lodge, No. 101, at Peterborough, on 
the 3rd of June, 1948. The lodge was opened at 5.30 p.m. 
Many visitors were received in the lodge rooms. The Grand 
Master, M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson, was entertained in the 
banquet room of the Empress Hotel. The Grand Master 
was the principal speaker and inspired his brethren with 
his noble ideals and high conception of the purpose of 
Masonry in his Grand Jurisdiction. It was my privilege 
to be present and I assure you that I felt very proud to be 
the District Representative of such a worthy Grand Master. 

A well-organized Past Masters', Masters' and Wardens' 
Association meets twice during the Masonic Year. These 
meetings were supervised by the Association Chairman, 
Wor. Bro. Charles J. Ray, who by his untiring efforts has 
given this Association new life. These meetings are now 
well attended and special speakers address the brethren on 
subjects of Masonic interest. The meetings are a great 
stimulus to the District. 

At each of my official visits to the various lodges I 
stressed the importance of Masonic Education. Most lodges 
in the District carry on some form of this work and have 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 1»1 

used the Grand Lodge bulletins quite extensively. I would 
suggest that the Masters make more use of Grand Lodge 
Proceedings and read portions of them at the regular meet- 
ings, particularly the Grand Masters' Address. 

During the year it was my sad duty to report the pass- 
ing of two highly esteemed Past Grand Lodge Officers, Rt. 
Wor. Bro. W. R. Morris of Corinthian Lodge, No. 101, at 
Peterborough, and V. Wor. Bro. Dr. C. C. Armstrong of 
Percy Lodge, No. 161, at Warkworth. These brethren were 
widely known and highly esteemed. They devoted long 
years to the service of the Craft in this District and 
Masonry is the richer for that service. 

In conclusion, may I express my sincere thanks to the 
officers and brethren of the several lodges in the District 
for the many kindnesses and courtesies extended to me and 
for their loyal support during my term of office. I have 
been happy to serve. I earnestly request the same hearty 
co-operation and loyal support for my successor that has 
been accorded me. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

George H. Free, 
D.D.G.M. Peterborough District. 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit herewith my report on the 
condition of Masonry in Prince Edward District for the 
Masonic year 1947-1948. 

May I first express my sincere thanks and appreciation 
to the brethren of the lodges in the District for the honour 
conferred on Tweed Lodge, No. 239, and myself, in electing 
me to the honoured and responsible position of District 
Deputy Grand Master, and to you, Most Worshipful Sir, 
my sincere thanks for your confirmation of this election. 

After returning from Grand Lodge my first official act 
was to appoint Wor. Bro. Graham Mouck of Tweed Lodge 
as District Secretary and Bro. Rev. Brazill of Stirling 
Lodge as District Chaplain. Their co-operation was greatly 
appreciated. Wor. Bro. Mouok accompanied me on all my 



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sixteen official visits, with one exception. Bro. Rev. Brazill 
was with us on the greater number of my official visits. 
Their zeal for Masonry was a source of inspiration and 
assistance to me at all times. 

Your District officers accepted the responsibility of 
the Committees on Masonic Education. At this time I com- 
mend the lodges for their efforts, as every lodge appointed 
a Committee on Masonic Education headed by a chairman, 
and nearly all were active and made use of what time was 
at their disposal. Taking into consideration the number of 
new candidates and degrees to be conferred at regular and 
emergent meetings it was a successful year. 

Following the recommendations of our Grand Chaplain 
with respect to District Church Services, these were carried 
out. Here I want to congratulate Bro. Rev. Brazill, District 
Chaplain, for his leadership in arranging the Services and 
procuring special speakers. While the District Church Ser- 
vice was an experiment for this District, it was exception- 
ally well-attended by the members. I would recommend the 
continuance of these District Divine Services. 

Then there was our very worthy project, "Food Parcels 
for Britain," which was also well received by the brethren 
of Prince Edward District. The brethren expressed their 
desire to practise that virtue they once professed to admire 
by oversubscribing their quota. The Committee on "Food 
Parcels for Britain," under the leadership and guidance of 
the late Rt. Wor. Bro. Wm. Gerrie until his death, and Rt. 
Wor. Bro. O. Newton, are also to be commended for their 
untiring efforts in achieving such success in this undertak- 
ing. 

The sixteen lodges of the Prince Edward District were 
visited officially. The large attendance at the meetings 
on the occasion of these visits and the enthusiasm among 
the brethren were an inspiration and made the duties of the 
District Deputy Grand Master pleasant indeed. In every 
lodge I was cordially received and the courtesy and kind- 
ness extended to me could not have been excelled. 

The work of all lodges throughout the District, for the 
most part, was of a very high standard. The degrees were 
impressively conferred and the Masters and officers were 
constantly striving towards perfection, endeavouring to ad- 
vance the true import and meaning of the work. The can- 
didates were of a very high calibre, indicating that lodges 
were very careful in their investigations. Then, too, the 
financial standing of the lodges throughout the District 
appears to be good; arrears of dues and suspensions are at 
a very low figure. 

I can assure you that Masonry in the District is mov- 
ing forward with diligent care and attention, united in a 



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chain of sincere affection with the most courteous fellow- 
ship one with another. As I look back over the year 1 can- 
not help but admire the great urge among, many of the 
brethren to promote Masonry. 

We pause a moment to pay tribute to those who have 
been summoned to the Grand Lodge Above and regret to 
record the passing of the late Rt. Wor. Bro. Wm. Gerrie of 
Eureka Lodge, No. 283, a very sincere enthusiastic Mason, 
a lover of his Church who was held in high esteem by all 
who knew him. 

In concluding my report I wish to take this opportunity 
of expressing my sincere thanks and appreciation to the 
Past District Deputies, Past Masters, Masters and officers 
of the several lodges for their co-operation and assistance. 
It has been a pleasure to serve the members of Prince 
Edward District. I have had a happy experience, have re- 
newed friendships and have made new friends. I have en- 
deavoured to fulfill my duties to the best of my ability. If 
I have made, in my humble way, some small contribution 
to Freemasonry the labours of those who were my guide 
and light from my initiation on, along with my own en- 
deavours, will not have been in vain. In conclusion, I trust 
that I have in some measure partially fulfilled the honour 
conferred on me at Grand Lodge last year. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

S. A. McCarey, 
D.D.G.M. Prince Edward District. 



SARNIA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It has been an honour to represent and to serve our 
Grand Master in Sarnia District during the past year. The 
splendid co-operation of the officers and members of eveiy 
lodge in the District, together with the spirit of close fiiend- 
ship radiated by all, made the year a very pleasant one. 
For this and for granting me the opportunity thus to be of 
assistance to the cause of Freemasonry I am deeply grate- 
ful to the Grand Master and to the members of the frater- 
nity in this District. 

Wor. Bro. J. H. Aitchiscn of Liberty Lodge, No. 419, 
was appointed District Secretary, in which capacity he 



154 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

served with distinction and credit. He accompanied me on 
all official visits, except one, and was able to report the 
finances of each lodge in sound condition and carefully 
administered, the books well kept and in good order. The 
Lodge Secretaries in most cases have had considerable ex- 
perience, while the four who recently were elected to that 
office were conscientiously fulfilling their duties and wel- 
comed suggestions. Experience has shown that great care 
should be exercised in choosing the Secretary of a lodge to 
secure one who is capable, conscientious, enthusiastic and 
who may be expected to continue in office over a period of 
years. Thus is stability practically guaranteed. 

Very Wor. Bro. I. J. Heldman of Tuscan Lodge, No. 437, 
was reappointed Supervisor of Masonic Education and Bro. 
Rev. G. G. Stone, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Point Edward, 
was appointed District Chaplain. Both of these brethren 
performed their duties capably, and I wish to thank them 
for their faithful and generous services. 

Three of the lodges in the District are over ninety years 
old and several others are approaching ages when anni- 
versary observances are in order. 

Petrolia Lodge, No. 194, and Moore Lodge, No. 294, 
celebrated their eightieth and seventy-fifth anniversaries 
respectively in suitable but quiet and dignified manner with 
banquets and fitting programmes. 

We congratulate both these lodges on their great con- 
tribution to Masonry in the past and wish them a glorious 
and useful future. The effect of our institution on the wel- 
fare of a community is intangible but is undeniably very 
great. 

Liberty Lodge, No. 419, observed its sixtieth anniversary 
on October 27th, 1947, and for this event our Grand Master 
was the Guest of Honor. The personal magnetism of M.W. 
Bro. T. H. Simpson and the high esteem in which he is held 
were evinced by the large number of enthusiastic Masons 
from this and neighboring districts who attended the recep- 
tion, while the friendly relations which exist between this 
Grand Body and our sister jurisdiction in Michigan were 
shown by the considerable delegation which accompanied 
M.W. Bro. Clarence A. Hooper to convey their greetings to 
our Grand Master and our Grand Lodge. We of Liberty 
Lodge and of Sarnia District are delighted that we had this 
opportunity of honoring and entertaining our Grand Master, 
and of welcoming him back to the scenes of his boyhood. 
We are greatly pleased, too, that he favored us with his 
presence and his inspiring address. We will long cherish 
these pleasant memories in our hearts. We wish, also, to 
extend to M.W. Bro. C. A. Hooper, to R.W. Bro. E G. Dixon 



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and the other distinguished guests our pleasure that they 
were able to attend this reception and thus assist us in 
welcoming the Head of our Grand Lodge. 

The response of this District in raising over 240 per 
cent, of the requested objective in the Food Parcels for 
Britain campaign is an indication of the awareness of our 
brethren to the need in Great Britain and of the fraternal 
spirit which permeates the institution of Masonry. It shows 
also that the requests of Grand Lodge are received by sym- 
pathetic ears. Recognition for organizing the campaign 
in the District is given to R.W. Bro. Gordon Young and 
his chairmen in the individual lodges. 

As has been the custom in recent years a District 
Divine Service was held on May 16th, which was largely 
attended and the District well represented. In addition 
many of the individual lodges held Divine Service on their 
own. This, we know, is in accord with the expressed wish 
of our Grand Chaplain and links Masonry more closely with 
the Church, regardless of the denomination. This feeling 
is general throughout the District and many of our most 
active Masons are also very active members in their Church. 

I feel that more could be done in Sarnia District in the 
matter of Masonic Education. The pamphlets and circulars 
issued under the direction of R.W. Bro. N. C. Hart were 
dutifully distributed; the lodge summonses repeatedly draw 
attention to the Masonic Lending Library; some lodges 
have interesting quotations or short original explanations 
on their notices which are helpful; and interesting addresses 
are sometimes given. Our Past Masters' and Wardens' 
Association has Masonic Education as one of its principal 
aims and does a great deal to maintain interest. But it 
would be desirable if a greater number of the brethren 
would make it their duty to pass on to others what in 
Masonry they have found to be of particular interest to 
themselves. To cultivate this interest, may I suggest that 
each lodge attempt, even though the beginning may be small, 
to build up a Masonic library of its own. 

This year, as in previous years, there has been a great 
influx of new members with the result that almost every 
lodge has been compelled to hold emergent meetings to com- 
plete its work, some of the larger requiring two and three 
emergent meetings each month. This, of course, taxes the 
time and energy of the regular officers. Some lodges have 
organized special degree teams which do admirable work; 
others have encouraged non-officers to familiarize them- 
selves with the work and then impart it to candidates. These 
practices relieve the pressure from regular officers and also 
tend to create more interest for the members. 



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Each lodge in the District is under the rule of a con- 
scientious and skilled Master, assisted by good officers, and 
the work is well done. On only one of my official visits did 
the Master attempt all of his work without the assistance 
of Past Masters. In all other instances portions of the work 
were farmed out. On none of my visits was the work poorly 
done, but varied from fair to excellent, in most cases the 
rating being very good. 

Lodges in Sarnia District, situated as they are near the 
border, hold interchanges of visits with lodges subordinate 
to the Grand Lodge of Michigan, thus contributing to the 
cementing together of two great nations, creating a closer 
friendship and clearer understanding between them. This 
association we prize very highly. Interchanges of visits 
between lodges in the District are also held and have proved 
valuable. Although some visitation is done between lodges 
of this and other districts more could be done in this respect. 

Among the interesting events that have taken place 
throughout the past year, three will be mentioned: 

The Worshipful Master of Victoria Lodge, No. 56, Wor. 
Bro. L. Pusey, had the distinct pleasure of initiating his 
father into Masonry. This, to the best of my knowledge, is 
an event unique in Sarnia District. How often it has oc- 
curred within the history of our Grand Jurisdiction would 
prove interesting. 

Bro. G. H. Williams, for many years Tyler of Victoria 
Lodge, was the proud recipient of the Veteran's Medal. 

During my visit to Inwood Lodge, No. 503, I had the 
honor of presenting Past Masters' Jewels to four venerable 
Masons, Past Masters of that lodge for over twenty-five 
years, Worshipful Brothers A. E. Loosemore, J. W. Johnston, 
Johnston Vance and F. W. Smith. All of these were grand- 
fathers, the first named being a great grandfather, who 
earlier in the year formed a part of a Grandfathers' Degree 
Team, to confer a degree on a grandson. Men who have 
arrived at this interesting age, who are still of such keen 
mind and who have maintained unsullied the principles of 
the Order can offer a worthy example to younger brethren 
of Masonry in practice. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

E. L. Treitz, 
D.D.G.M. Sarnia District. 



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SOUTH HURON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is with profound gratitude that I acknowledge the 
honor conferred upon me by my Mother Lodge, Granton, 
No. 483, in submitting my name before the district meeting 
for the office of D.D.G.M. in South Huron District. My 
appreciation is expressed to all lodges in the District for 
the unanimous support accorded my nomination and to the 
M.W., the Grand Master, for confirming my appointment. 

To Wor. Bro. Ray Mills as District Secretary, I express 
my sincere thanks for his splendid support and guidance 
and to Bro. Rev. Canon James as District Chaplain for his 
spiritual guidance throughout the District during the year. 
These two appointments have added strength to Masonry. 

I visited every lodge in the District, officially once and 
some lodges on numerous occasions. The attendance at all 
meetings was very gratifying and the efficiency of the 
officers in the different lodges showed outstanding interest 
in the work. 

All the Secretaries are to be congratulated on the con- 
dition of their books and records. The responsibility car- 
ried by the Secretary is great and the support given by 
the lodge members to the Secretary in the collection of 
arrears of dues has added greatly to the assets of the dif- 
ferent lodges. 

It is encouraging to note the splendid interest taken 
by all officers in their sincere desire to convey the lessons 
of Masonry to the many new members in a most dignified 
and impressive manner and the musical ritual in some of 
the lodges, especially the closing ceremonies, was a con- 
tributing factor in the rendition of the work. 

I had great pleasure in visiting some surrounding dis- 
tricts on different occasions and am quite firm in my belief 
in fraternal visiting. Great and lasting friendships are 
created in this way. 

On my official visit to my mother lodge I was royally 
supported by many Past D.D.G.M. 's of our District, also by 
R. Wor. Bro. Harold Foster and other Grand Lodge officers 
of London District. Granton Lodge was host at a very fine 
banquet. 



158 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

A meeting of great interest was held in Irving Lodge, 
Lucan, when I had the pleasure of presenting Wor. Bro. 
Ward Hodgins with a Past Master's Jewel on the occasion 
of the initiation of his two youngest sons. Another son 
occupied the Master's chair and assisting in the initiation 
were two other sons, making in all, a father and his five 
sons. R.W. Bro. Fred Kingsmill of London was the guest 
speaker during the social hour which followed. It was an 
outstanding event. 

Another special event was held in Lebanon-Forest 
Lodge, Exeter, on June 14th, when Very Wor. Bro. W. 
Taman received his Fifty Year Medal. The following day 
he celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday by cutting a cake 
and sharing it with his Masonic brethren and others. Bro. 
Taman is an ardent Mason and may he be spared for many 
years. 

Tavistock Lodge has moved into new quarters and Doric 
Lodge of Parkhill has purchased a former bank building 
and is having it remodelled for lodge purposes. Both are 
to be congratulated on having splendid quarters. 

In the matter of Food Parcels for Britain, may I ex- 
press many thanks to Wor. Bro. Todd of Tecumseh Lodge, 
Stratford, for his whole-hearted leadership in this wonderful 
exhibition of the spirit of charity, and to all lodges in their 
readiness to co-operate. 

It is with deep regret that I report the deaths of Very 
Wor. Bro. R. B. Brown, Very Wor. Bro. E. Denroche of 
Stratford Lodge and Very Wor. Bro. J. Swanson of Tecum- 
seh Lodge. They have passed on and will be greatly missed 
by their brethren. The sympathy of the District is extended 
to the sorrowing ones. 

Masonic Education was ably conducted by Wor. Bro. 
John Tanton of St. Marys, as chairman. A number of 
lodges report taking time at each meeting for discussion 
of this important part of the work, but I regret to say that 
other lodges have taken little interest in it. 

The Past Masters' Association is very active and two 
splendid meetings were held, one in Maitland Lodge, Goder- 
ich, in the fall, at which R.W. Bro. Nelson Hart was the 
speaker. He was accompanied by R.W. Bro. E. A. Miller 
and other outstanding Masons of London. Another meeting 
was held in the spring in Doric Lodge, Parkhill. Bro. Tal- 
man of Western University gave an interesting talk on the 
early history of Masonry. 

To have served as D.D.G.M. and to have become so well 
acquainted with the brethren of the District has been a 
rare privilege and I shall long cherish the many happy 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 159 

evenings spent in such splendid company. The duties re- 
quired of me have given me much happiness and I shall ever 
appreciate the warm welcomes extended to me at all times, 
also the splendid support of the P.D.D.G.M.'s and other 
Grand Lodge officers. To these and all members of the 
Craft I want to pay warm tribute for their loyal assistance 
and support. 

To my successor I extend a most hearty welcome and 
may he have the same loyal support as was extended to me. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

C. W. Mc Roberts, 
D.D.G.M. South Huron District. 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour and privilege of submitting to you 
my report on the condition of Masonry in the St. Lawrence 
District for the year 1947-1948. 

I am indeed very grateful to the brethren of the District 
and wish to express to them my sincere appreciation for the 
honour they conferred upon my Mother Lodge, True Britons, 
No. 14, as well as myself, in unanimously electing me as 
their District Deputy Grand Master. I also am most grate- 
ful to you, Most Worshipful Sir, for confirming my election. 

My first official duty upon returning from Grand Lodge 
was to appoint Wor. Bro. J. Clyde Emerson, of True Britons' 
Lodge, as District Secretary. He accompanied me on every 
one of my nineteen official visits, many times at great in- 
convenience to himself, and he fulfilled his duties most effi- 
ciently. His loyal support was greatly appreciated. I also 
appointed Wor. Bro. (Rev.) W. R. Alp as District Chaplain. 
His assistance during the year was a great help and of real 
value. Rt. Wor. Bro. J. Harold Kidd of Merrickville Lodge 
assumed the duties of District Supervisor of Masonic Edu- 
cation. 

During my term of office I visited officially the nine- 
teen lodges in the District, and some of them on other occa- 
sions. I was most enthusiastically received and welcomed 
on each of my official visits and on every occasion the lodge 



160 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

rooms were filled to capacity, thus indicating the high 
regard and deep respect held for our Grand Master by all 
the 'brethren of the District. 

Degrees were conferred on practically all visits and the 
work of the Masters and their officers was indeed of a very 
high order. The work was not rushed but was exemplified 
in a dignified and impressive manner, thus conveying real 
meaning to the candidate. On each occasion I endeavoured 
to give a short discourse on some phase pertaining to the 
work of the evening. 

All lodges show a decided increase in membership and 
it is apparent that great care has been exercised in admit- 
ting members, as the candidates appeared to be an excellent 
type of manhood. With so much degree work, Masonic 
Education has not received the attention I feel it should 
throughout the District. A few of the lodges are making 
an honest effort along this line by having some short topic 
of Masonic Interest introduced on their regular meeting 
nights and then having several emergent meetings for the 
conferring of degrees only. Some lodges appear to be show- 
ing no interest whatever in Masonic Education and I stressed 
on all my visits the important place that should be given 
to this necessary part of our work. I sincerely hope it may 
bear good fruit. 

The finances of all lodges appear to be very sound and 
the books are generally most excellently kept. 

The Food Parcels for Britain Campaign met with an 
admirable response, every lodge in the District oversub- 
scribing its allotment considerably. Rt. Wor. Bro. A. L. 
Campbell was District Supervisor for the campaign. 

At the outset of the term we drew up a schedule for 
an interchange of visits between all the lodges of the Dis- 
trict. The majority of these exchanges have been fulfilled 
with but a few held over until the Fall. I feel these ex- 
changes are an excellent means of fostering good fellowship 
between lodges and are a grand way for the brethren to 
become better acquainted. I think more visits should be 
made, not only among the lodges of our own District, but 
with those of neighboring districts and other Grand Juris- 
dictions. 

I had the pleasure of accompanying Salem Lodge of 
Brockville on a visit to Liberty Lodge, Utica, N.Y., where 
we were royally welcomed and entertained. Much could be 
said in favor of such international exchanges of visits. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 161 

I performed the pleasant duty of presenting Veterans' 
.Jubilee Medals to Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. J. A. Fleming, and 
Wor. Bro. W. H. Raney, both of Central Lodge, Prescott. 

On the evening of my official visit to my Mother Lodge 
I had the honor to present a Long Service Medal to one of 
our own members, Very Wor. Bro. Frank V. Buff am. Out 
of the fifty years as Past Master, he served True Britons' 
Lodge as its faithful secretary for thirty-six years. Let- 
ters were read from each of his two sons, both of whom 
he had initiated into our lodge several years ago. It was 
a great pleasure to have associated with me on this occa- 
sion Rt. Wor. Bro. Percy Kennedy, D.D.G.M. of the Ottawa 
District, who favored us with a very excellent address, which 
was greatly enjoyed by the brethren. 

Our annual District Church Service was held in St. 
Paul's United Church, Perth, on Sunday morning, May 2nd. 
Wor. Bro. Rev. W. R. Alp, District Chaplain, as well as our 
local lodge Chaplain and Minister of the Church, delivered a 
very inspiring and impressive sermon. The musical part of 
the service was led by a Masonic male choir of 30 voices 
which added greatly to the occasion. It was the most suc- 
cessful Church Service the District has had — over 350 breth- 
ren filling the main auditorium of the Church. 

It is with deep regret that I have to report the passing 
to the Grand Lodge Above of one of our Past D.D.G.M.'s, in 
the person of Rt. Wor. Bro. E. A. McKim, of St. James' 
Lodge, No. 74„ South Augusta. Rt. Wor. Bro. McKim was 
a noted historian and had compiled the history of different 
lodges in our District. 

In concluding my report I wish to express my sincere 
thanks and appreciation to all the officers and the brethren 
of the District who have made this year such a happy and 
pleasant one for me. It has, indeed, been a privilege and 
a pleasure to have had the opportunity of serving St. Law- 
rence District as the representative of the Grand Master. I 
sincerely hope that my official visitations may have been 
of some value to the lodges and to the brethren of the Dis- 
trict. I also hope that my successor may receive the same 
loyal support that has been accorded me and that the year 
for him may be as enjoyable and pleasant as this past year 
has been for me. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

T. A. Thornbury, 
D.D.G.M. St. Lawrence District. 



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ST. THOMAS DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I consider it a privilege and pleasure to submit for your 
consideration my report on the condition of Masonry in St^ 
Thomas District for the year 1947-1948. 

I would, however, first like to express my sincere appre- 
ciation to the brethren of my Mother Lodge, Talbot, No, 
546, in selecting me as candidate, to the brethren of the Dis- 
trict for electing me to this high office, and to you, Most 
Worshipful Sir, for your confirmation of that election. 

Two contributing factors entitle me to say that the 
year has been a most successful one, the loyal support re- 
ceived from my District Secretary, Wor. Bro. W. A. D, 
Paterson who accompanied me on all occasions, and the 
presence and wisdom of my District Chaplain, Bro. Rev. E, 
J. Roulston of Central United Church, St. Thomas, who spoke 
to the brethren of the District on several occasions. I feel 
greatly indebted to these brethren for their untiring efforts 
and assistance in the fulfilment of the duties of their offices. 

During my term I have officially visited each of the 
eleven lodges and have witnessed one degree on each occa- 
sion. I do not hesitate to voice my satisfaction of the high 
standard of the work being maintained without exception in 
each lodge of the District. This speaks well for the efforts 
of my predecessors I am sure, as I have found the work in 
the District very uniform indeed. On each visit I was re- 
ceived with every courtesy from the officers and members 
and in a true Masonic manner. The Masters and officers 
appear to be deeply interested in the work and carefully 
performing the duties of their various offices. The attend- 
ance at all of my visits was very inspiring and I have en- 
deavoured to leave at each meeting a message that would 
be helpful to them, as individuals, and as lodges. 

One of the pleasant experiences of the year has been 
the opportunity of fraternizing with the brethren of the 
surrounding districts, and I have been present at the official 
visits of Rt. Wor. Bro. Foster, London District, Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Lindsay, Sarnia District, and Rt. Wor. Bro. Bowers, Wilson 
District. 

The Bulletins on Masonic Education were forwarded to' 
each lodge when received, and I endeavoured at all times 
to bring this phase of the work to the attention of the breth- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 163 

ren. While the organization of this work was not as com- 
plete as it could have been, perhaps due to the amount of 
degree work, I know that more work was done through the 
District than our report to the Chairman of Masonic Edu- 
cation would indicate. In this regard I have received the 
assurance of the District Past Masters' Association that they 
will actively support this work next fall, and they have 
already appointed a committee for this purpose. 

I have endeavoured at all my visits to speak a word 
on behalf of the Masonic Library and to present to the 
brethren the aims and objectives of the Food Parcels for 
Britain project. 

On Sunday, May 16th, the brethren attended Divine 
Service at Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas, the 
service being in charge of the District Chaplain with Rev. 
Swackhammer delivering the sermon. This Service is be- 
coming more inspirational each year and is one of the looked- 
for events of the District. Four hundred members of the 
Craft completely filled the auditorium of the Church and 
were well repaid for their attendance. After the Church 
Service the brethren retired in a body to the basement and 
were further privileged during the social hour of listening 
to a very profitable address by Rt. Wor. Bro. E. A. Miller 
of London. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank the officers and brethren 
for the assistance given me throughout the year. It is a 
year for which I will always be grateful, as it gave me the 
opportunity to make many new friends, but above all else, on 
account of the great benefits I received personally while 
serving you. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

Clarence H. Roberts, 
D.D.G.M. St. Thomas District. 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I take great pleasure in presenting for your consider- 
ation this report on the state of Masonry in Temiskaming 
District for the year 1947-48. 

The great honor conferred upon me by the eight lodges 
in this District is greatly appreciated and I would express 



164 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

my sincere thanks to them all for my unanimous election 
to the elevation of representative of the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master in Temiskaming District and to you, Most 
Worshipful Sir, in confirming my election. 

My first official duty was to appoint Wor. Bro. Jack 
Barrett of Spruce Falls Lodge, No. 648, as District Secre- 
tary. He filled the duties of this office in a very capable 
manner. His counsel when sought was always given freely 
and I will long remember our partnership. 

The outstanding event during my term of office was 
undoubtedly the constituting and consecrating of Corinthian 
Lodge, No. 657, at Kirkland Lake, on Saturday, September 
20th, 1947. They say that confession is good for the soul 
so I will admit that when I was informed that I was to pre- 
side at and conduct the ceremonies I was more than a little 
perturbed. However, the welcome advice and instruction 
emanating from the office of the Grand Secretary soon 
allayed my fears and I looked forward each day with in- 
creasing interest and anticipation to this ceremony. To each- 
lodge in the District I allotted as near as possible the 
same number of Grand Lodge offices to be filled. The re- 
sponse by the lodges to this request was magnificent and 
heart-warming. I wish to thank all those brethren who 
assembled to take their respective offices when Grand Lodge 
was opened in form. The presence of V. Wor. Bro. Attig, 
who acted as Grand Secretary, smoothed the way for those 
who had any doubts. His advice and direction were appre- 
ciated by all. This meeting, called for the constituting and 
consecrating of Corinthian Lodge, saw the largest gathering 
of Masons ever brought together in Kirkland Lake; 256 
brethren signed the lodge register and many others the 
Grand Lodge register. All the lodges in this District were 
amply represented, with numerous visitors from Nipissing 
East and Nipissing West Districts. The lodge room was filled 
to overflowing and little floor space was left. However, this 
did not detract from the interest of the brethren or the 
solemnity of the ceremonies. The choir, under the direction 
of Bro. C. H. Telfer, with Bro. J. Robb at the organ, deserves 
special mention. They contributed greatly to the success 
of the meeting. The arrangements for the welfare of the 
brethren were admirable and great credit is due Wor. Bro. 
Killins and his entertainment committee for the way in whieh 
the inward man was catered to. I will have many happy 
memories of this visit to Corinthian Lodge. 

I had the pleasure of again returning to Kirkland Lake 
on November 18th, and had the honor at a well attended 
meeting of installing Wor. Bro. Glenn Killins as the first 
Worshipful Master of Corinthian Lodge and of investing his 
officers. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 165 

On this trip to the southern end of the District, I made 
my official visit to Englehart Lodge, No. 534, on November 
19th. At this meeting the Second Degree was conferred. The 
work was done in a very efficient manner; there was no 
room for criticism. After the meeting a very pleasant social 
hour was spent among old friends and many new ones. 

On the evening of November 20th I paid my official 
visit to Doric Lodge, No. 623. There was a large attend- 
ance at this meeting and the First Degree was conferred. 
I had no hesitation in complimenting Wor. Bro. Harry 
Atkins and his officers on the very able way in which the 
work was rendered. I might add that the efficiency of the 
work in Doric Lodge can in some measure be attributed to 
the fact that several of their Past Masters devote much of 
their time to instructional classes held weekly during the 
winter months. This method of imparting Masonic knowledge 
and improving the efficiency of the individual officers I 
highly recommend to all lodges. 

I journeyed to Timmins to visit with Golden Beaver 
Lodge, No. 528, on the 22nd of November. The work here 
was of the same high standard as I had experienced in other 
lodges. A degree was conferred and although the attend- 
ance was not large, I spent a very profitable evening, ming- 
ling with the brethren of Golden Beaver. At the request of 
Wor. Bro. Ken Stubbs, the Worshipful Master, I returned to 
Timmins on December 27th and presided at their Installation 
Ceremony where I had the pleasure of placing Wor. Bro. 
Robert Chalmers in the chair. 

Next I visited Abitibi Lodge, No. 540, on January 16th. 
I assisted Rt. Wor. Bro. McCullough of New Liskeard to 
install the Worshipful Master-elect, Bro. Parker Faler, and 
invest the officers for the ensuing twelve months. This meet- 
ing attracted a large gathering of brethren and a fine spirit 
of fellowship prevailed throughout the evening. The cere- 
mony over, Wor. Bro. Cameron proved to be a wonderful 
host; his jovial manner pervaded the festive board. 

Two visits were made to Porcupine Lodge, No. 506, my 
official visit on March 4th, at which a First Degree was con- 
ferred, and the other on May the 6th for the purpose of in- 
stalling Bro. R. Stoddart in the East. The Worshipful 
Master, Roy Andrews, due to illness, was not able to attend 
this meeting. We wish him a full and speedy recovery. The 
work as exemplified in Porcupine Lodge is above reproach. 

It is with deep regret that I record here the passing 
of Rt. Wor. Bro. Johns who was called to the Grand Lodge 
Above on October 4th, 1947. Rt. Wor. Bro. Johns was Secre- 
tary of Porcupine Lodge for the past nineteen years and, up 
to the time of his death, acted as District Chairman for Food 



166 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Parcels for Britain. Another great loss was sustained by 
Porcupine Lodge when Wor. Bro. Starling was called from 
labour on April 15th, 1948. Bro. Starling had also acted as 
Secretary ot his lodge for a short period. 

Spruce Falls Lodge, No. 648, received me officially on 
May 10th, when Wor. Bro. Wiley and his officers conferred 
the First Degree. I took this opportunity, when so many 
brethren were present, of again expressing my deep appre- 
ciation to my Mother Lodge for the nomination which finally 
led to my election as D.D.G.M. of this District. 

Cochrane Lodge, No. 530, which is incidentally the closest 
lodge to Kapuskasing, being only 80 miles distant, I visited 
officially on May 28th. At this meeting the Third Degree 
was conferred in a very capable manner. Wor. Bro. Ernest 
Oke, who has removed recently to Waterloo, Ontario, made 
the long journey by car to be present to take his place in 
the East for this meeting. I understand that Wor. Bro. Oke 
has done this more than once and it was gratifying to see 
so many brethren present. Cochrane Lodge draws a portion 
of its membership from the town of Smooth Rock Falls 40 
miles away and some of these brethren miss very few meet- 
ings of their lodge, even in the winter when temperatures 
range as low as 45 degrees below zero. 

At these official and other unofficial visits made in the 
District I had the pleasure of addressing a great number of 
brethren which gave me the opportunity of stressing the 
importance of regular attendance at lodge. The non-attender 
does not get much from his investment in Masonry. He does 
not receive the rich dividends to which he is entitled. I 
tried, and I trust succeeded, in some measure, to leave the 
thought with the brethren that only through carrying the 
genuine tenets and principles of our Fraterinty with us in our 
daily walk and practising them at work or at play, can we, 
who are known to be Masons, exert our influence for the 
good of mankind. 

Each lodge in the District attended Divine Worship and 
I was able, with the assistance of Rt. Wor. Bro. Goodman 
in Timmins and Rt. Wor. Bro. Longmore in Kirkland Lake, 
to arrange for Porcupine, Golden Beaver and Abitibi Lodges 
to attend a joint Church Service at Timmins, and Englehart, 
Doric and Corinthian Lodges to attend a joint Service at 
Kirkland Lake. 

By the reports received from the lodges on Masonic 
Education I believe that steady progress is being made in 
this important field. The great amount of degree work 
seems to be the greatest factor interfering with the lodge 
plans to carry out more extensive educational programmes. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 167 

The campaign for funds for Food Parcels for Britain, I 
am happy to report, met with success throughout the entire 
District, each lodge exceeding its quota. In my journeyings 
all lodges were urged to give the District Chairman, Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Longmore, their full support. The letters received from 
the Old Land should leave no doubts in the mind of any 
brother as to the worthiness of this undertaking and that his 
contributions are needed to keep the parcels going across for 
as long as is deemed necessary. 

In summing up, I find the work in all lodges to be uni- 
form and of a very high order and that all the lodges, in a 
greater or lesser degree, are in a healthy condition finan- 
cially. Despite the great distances between meeting places 
many fraternal visits were made throughout the year. On 
June 19th Doric Lodge celebrated their 25th Anniversary; 
all lodges in the District were invited to attend. I was sorry 
that I was unable to be with them on this occasion. 

Finally, I would express my gratitude to the Past Dis- 
trict Deputies for assistance given, to the Worshipful Masters, 
Past Masters, officers and brethren for the many kindnesses 
and courtesies extended which helped to make the past year 
a pleasant and profitable experience for me. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

Thomas Arnott, 
D.D.G.M. Temiskaming District. 



TORONTO DISTRICT "A" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

One of the most enriching experiences of my life has 
been the privilege during the past year of witnessing Masonry 
in operation in a wider sphere, and the opportunity of serv- 
ing the brethren in a position of such great honour and re- 
sponsibility. For that privilege and opportunity I wish to 
express my heartfelt thanks to the brethren of the District, 
and to the Most Worshipful the Grand Master for confirm- 
ing their selection. 

W. Bro. H. E. LeMaitre, a Past Master of my own lodge, 
The General Mercer, No. 548, who was appointed District 
Secretary, has been a most earnest and assiduous worker for 
the Craft, and has been a tower of strength during a very 



168 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

busy year. His cheerful co-operation on all occasions can- 
not" be too highly commended, and I wish to pay tribute for 
all his assistance and support. 

The condition of Masonry in Toronto District "A" is 
most satisfactory and speaks well for the zeal and enthusiasm 
of the brethren. Each of the thirty lodges was visited form- 
ally at least once during the year and the quality of the 
work witnessed on these occasions was excellent. The officers, 
Past Masters and brethren seemed anxious to convey the 
lessons of the degrees rather than to strive to impress the 
visitors with the precision and perfection of their perform- 
ance. To my mind this was an excellent sign of a deep- 
rooted appreciation of the real values of our system, for 
often there is a danger of the spirit of our teachings being 
lost in the strict mechanical perfection of rendition. Degrees 
were conferred smoothly, without ostentation or display, and 
I am sure that the candidates in every case were impressed 
with the serious purpose and high resolve of the fraternity. 

The influx of candidates still continues to be great, and 
the gains in numerical strength are reflected in increased 
attendance at lodge meetings. Though I believe only good 
material is being accepted, I have not failed to convey to the 
lodges the necessity of strict scrutiny and investigation and, 
above all, the need for devoting the time, attention and in- 
struction to each candidate to assist him to become truly a 
Mason rather than a mere member of an organization. 

The financial affairs of the lodges are in good condition. 
Receipts are ample to provide for current operating costs, and 
many of the lodges are adding to their reserves. Outstand- 
ing dues are in most cases at a very low level, and two of 
the lodges report no outstanding dues whatsoever. 

Even so, I feel that it is time to sound a note of caution. 
In line with the rising costs of living, the costs of operating 
the lodges have increased, yet in almost every case the an- 
nual dues are still at pre-war levels. Under these conditions 
too many of the lodges are relying on initiation fees to meet 
current expenses. Taking the long view, this is not a healthy 
condition and I believe that each lodge should review the 
situation and take the necessary steps to bring the dues more 
in line with current costs. It is better to do so now than 
to wait until we fall on evil days and money is not so plenti- 
ful. There is also a tendency to spend lodge funds more 
freely in these days of prosperity, but fortunately many of 
the lodges are husbanding their resources and building up 
their reserves while the opportunity exists. 

However, to my mind, numerical or financial strength is 
not the measure of the condition of Masonry. We must not 
forget that we are a voluntary association of men of good- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 169 

will, dealing in human values and moral and spiritual quali- 
ties. The practice of our teachings in the daily lives of our 
members, the building of character, the cultivation of the vir- 
tues are the things that mark the success or failure of our 
efforts. In travelling throughout the District I have felt 
these influences at work in many ways and I believe the 
brethren are demonstrating by the quality and richness of 
their lives that Masonry is fulfilling its grand design. 

Interest in Masonic Education has been maintained at 
its usual high level in this District. I was gratified to find 
on visits to lodges that in spite of a heavy agenda of degree 
work, this important branch of Masonic endeavour has re- 
ceived its due measure of attention. The continued success 
in this respect is due largely to the zeal and interest of the 
strong District Committee on Masonic Education again 
headed by W. Bro. H. E. Newton, a most earnest student of 
Masonry, and ably and efficiently assisted by W. Bro. H. E. 
Fleet in the capacity of Secretary. To these two brethren I 
wish to pay tribute and to express my thanks to them and 
to the members of their committee for a fine contribution 
to the work of the District. 

In October a meeting was held in Annette Street Temple 
to which were invited the Masters, Wardens and Chairmen 
of Lodge Committees of Education. The proposed pro- 
gramme for the year was presented and various aspects of 
Masonic Education discussed by several of the well-skilled 
brethren of the District. The interest and enthusiasm of 
those responsible for carrying on this work in the individual 
lodges were evident, and were productive of rich results dur- 
ing the year. On March 29th the Annual District Education 
Night was held in Feemasons' Hall, College Street, under 
the auspices of Mount Sinai Lodge, with capacity attendance 
of approximately 300. M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus spoke in the 
lodge room and left the brethren much food for thought. 
W. Bro. E. D. Renaud, the speaker at the banquet hour, de- 
livered a most inspiring address and wound up an evening 
which will be long remembered by the brethren of the District. 

In accordance with the request of the Grand Master 
that the Masonic Order and the churches be brought more 
closely together, it was my particular pleasure to appoint 
Bro. Edgar Foreman, Minister of Morningside Presbyterian 
Church, as District Chaplain. On May 9th a District Divine 
Service was held at the Church of the District Chaplain 
with an overflow attendance accommodated in the Sunday 
School hall following the service over a public address sys- 
tem. W. Bro. Rev. John V. Mills, guest preacher, delivered 
a most inspiring sermon and the brethren departed with a 
great sense of uplift. Many of the lodges held individual 
or joint services of worship during the year, usually well 
attended, showing that the wish of the Grand Master is in 
some measure being fulfilled. 



170 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The benevolence of the brethren was again evidenced 
by their generous response to the appeal for the "Food 
Parcels for Britain Fund." Under the inspired guidance of 
R.W. Bro. Donald J. Gunn, District Organizer, a substantial 
sum was raised by the lodges of the District toward this most 
worthy cause. In other directions the benevolent work of 
Masonry has been maintained and, while at the moment de- 
mands have not been great, several of the lodges are wisely 
building up their Benevolence Funds for the proverbial rainy 
day. 

On April 29th, it was the privilege of the District, in 
conjunction with Toronto District "C", to tender a reception 
to the Grand Master. It was a notable event and the genial 
personality and Masonic qualities of M.W. Bro. Simpson im- 
mediately struck a responsive chord in the hearts of the 
brethren and won him an instant place in their affection and 
esteem. 

During the year several of the Masons of the District 
have passed to their reward, many of them receiving burial 
under Masonic auspices. In some cases attendance was small 
owing to the inability of brethren to attend during business 
hours. This •situation does not reflect credit on the Order 
and of late there has been a trend towards separate Masonic 
services being held the evening before, with most commend- 
able increases in attendance. In view of this trend, now very 
much on the upgrade, I feel that a new Order of Funeral 
Service should be prepared as the present Committal Service 
is not strictly suitable for home or funeral parlor. 

Finally, I wish to pay tribute to the Masters' and War- 
dens' Associations of the District for the excellent work they 
are doing. Strengthening the fraternal bonds among the 
lodges of the District is not the least of their functions, and 
the training received, particularly by the Wardens, augurs 
well for the continued high standard of Masonry in the years 
yet to be. I also wish to thank the Past District Deputy 
Grand Masters for their support and encouragement, and for 
wise counsel in time of need. To the Masters, officers and 
brethren of the District I express my deep appreciation for 
all the kindnesses and courtesies extended and for their un- 
failing willingness to make the path easy in what I shall 
ever count one of the richest and happiest years of my 
Masonic career. 



Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

A. F. Tannahill, 



D.D.G.M. Toronto District "A 



« A" 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 171 

TORONTO DISTRICT "B" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I am happy to have the privilege of submitting my report 
on the condition of Masonry in Toronto District "B" during 
the Masonic year 1947-1948. 

My first duty is to express my grateful thanks to the 
brethren of the District for honoring Scarboro Lodge, No. 
653, as well as myself, when they elected me as your District 
Deputy in Toronto District "B" and to you, Most Worshipful 
Sir, for confirming the election. To the Worshipful Masters 
who have held office within the past twelve months and to 
the brethren of my own lodge as well I express my sincere 
thanks. Their loyal support, their close co-operation, their 
many courtesies and expressions of good-will to me person- 
ally will always be a most pleasant memory. Neither do I 
forget the P.D.D.G.M.'s to whom I am indeed grateful for 
counsel and support so willingly and graciously given me. 

I appointed Wor. Bro. L. H. Reesor, a Pastmaster of 
Scarboro Lodge, as District Secretary. It is a great pleasure 
for me to record here that he performed the duties of the 
office with credit to himself and, I am sure, with profit to 
the District. His genial and kindly disposition, his sincerity, 
won for him a host of friends. He accompanied me on all 
my official and other visits and his assistance, his loyalty 
and whole-hearted co-operation were of the greatest help and 
for this I express my appreciation. 

The brethren of the District appreciate very much the 
great services being rendered the Craft by your Grand Master 
and the officers of Grand Lodge and nowhere will one find 
greater loyalty to Grand Lodge and more sincere devotion to 
the Grand Master. In each lodge in the District I was re- 
ceived as your District Deputy in a dignified and courteous 
manner. At the same time the kindly welcome extended, 
the friendliness, the consideration shown at every turn, all 
helped to make the duties of the office the pleasure I found 
them to be. 

I endeavoured in my own humble way and in accord- 
ance with your views, Most Worshipful Sir, to impress upon 
the brethren that Masonry, like the church, teaches a way of 
life as laid down in the Volume of the Sacred Law; that its 
teachings and principles should be followed outside the lodge 
room as well as within and that a good Mason must of neces- 
sity be religious and a good churchman. It is pleasing to 



172 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

note that the attendance of the brethren from the four 
Toronto Districts at Divine Service in St. Pauul's Church, 
Bloor St. East, October 5th, was greater than ever before. 
The Service for the District was held in Kimbourne Park 
United Church, Toronto, April 25th, and was well attended. 
Bro. (Rev.) J. A. Pue-Gilchrist, Minister of that Church and 
the District Chaplain, conducted the Service and gave an in- 
spiring address on the Volume of the Sacred Law. A choir 
of about thirty brethren led in the service of praise and 
added in a large measure to the distinctive Masonic nature 
of the Service. I wish to thank Bro. Pue-Gilchrist for the 
help he gave me. He accompanied me on two of my official 
visits and on each occasion his message to the brethren dur- 
ing the banquet hour was timely and most helpful. Several 
lodges arranged to attend Divine Service in other churches 
and invited sister lodges to worship with them. In each in- 
stance the attendance was most encouraging and I was 
pleased to be present at all these services with one exception. 

It was indeed gratifying to find that the Worshipful 
Master and officers of each lodge, with one or two exceptions, 
were carrying out their duties in a very efficient way. De- 
grees were conferred in a dignified and impressive manner 
that was quite uniform throughout the District and in more 
than one lodge in nearly perfect form. It was a delight to 
observe the degrees being conferred in such a splendid way 
and I did not hesitate to commend the officers concerned. I 
cannot help but feel that these very satisfactory conditions 
are not entirely due to the many degrees being conferred. 
We must look beyond to that splendid and important organ- 
ization, the Senior Wardens' Association, from which our 
present Masters have graduated and of which the present 
Senior Wardens are members. This Association is doing a 
grand work. Here our Senior Wardens, like their predeces- 
sors, are giving their time and talents, their close co-opera- 
tion, their thoughtful consideration, to prepare themselves for 
the tasks of tomorrow. For fostering this fine piece of work, 
this year and for several years, for their time and efforts 
so kindly and willingly given in guiding and instructing this 
Association in the past, I take this means of expressing to 
Rt. Wor. Bro. E. J. Hicks, P.D.D.G.M., and to Rt. Wor. 
Bro. W. T. Overend, P.G.S.W., the appreciation and thanks 
that is their due. I must also commend the Past Masters 
who faithfully attend their lodges. It was pleasing to see 
the excellent way they supported their Masters and assisted 
in the work. Their record of attendance, their ready counsel, 
their willingness to assist, demonstrate that they still have 
as large an interest in things Masonic as they had in years 
when they themselves occupied the Chair of King Solomon. 

Wor. Bro. J. V. Trebell, a Past Master of Georgina Lodge, 
No. 343, was appointed Chairman of the Committee on 
Masonic Education. I am sure the efforts he has put forth 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 173 

in this connection will help along this worthy cause. Some 
lodges devote a short period at each regular meeting to 
Masonic Education; some only occasionally and some, I regret 
to report, have done nothing whatever. Perhaps this is due 
to the large number of degrees being conferred rather than 
to indifference. A short time ago one of our lodges organ- 
ized within its own membership an Educational Study Group 
and each monthly meeting is devoted entirely to Masonic 
Education. I feel that brethren who follow this plan of bein? 
informed on things Masonic should be encouraged and their 
action made an example for others. 

The appeal of Grand Lodge last July for funds to send 
food parcels to needy Masons in England, Scotland and North- 
ern Ireland found a ready response from the brethren of this 
District. The task of organizing this campaign was placed 
in the capable hands of Rt. Wor. Bro. E. J. Hicks, P.D.D.G.M. 
What he and his committee accomplished in this connection 
was indeed most gratifying. They sought and received the 
whole-hearted support of the brethren of the District. For 
their efforts in this grand work we express our admiration 
and appreciation. The amount raised was nearly double the 
quota assigned and I am proud that once again Toronto Dis- 
trrict "B" has responded so generously to another worthy 
appeal. 

In addition to my official visits, I attended several meet- 
ings of a special nature. It was my happy privilege to ac- 
company M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, P.G.M., G.T., to Birch Cliff 
Lodge, No. 612, on September 12th, to observe its 25th Anni- 
versary. On November 5th Ionic Lodge, No. 25, observed its 
100th Anniversary and the occasion was honored by the pres- 
ence of the Grand Master. Two lodges held Services of Re- 
membrance for those of their members who fought for King 
and Country but who did not come back, The Imperial Lodge, 
No. 543, on November 10th, and Coronati Lodge, No. 520, on 
November 11th. The way these services were conducted is a 
credit to the Worshipful Master and officers of each lodge 
and I was well repaid for attending both. Every one present 
must have been impressed by the solemnity of the beautiful 
ceremonies. On November 11th St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16, 
observed its 125th Anniversary and again the occasion was 
honored by the presence of the Grand Master. As I was un- 
able to be present, Rt. Wor. Bro. John McMechan, P.D.D.G.M., 
represented the District at this important milestone in the 
long career of St. Andrew's Lodge. On June 15th I visited 
John Ross Robertson Lodge, No. 545, when the William 
Mercer Wilson Medal was presented to Bro. John Woods, 
Chaplain and Chairman of the Committee to Visit the Sick 
of that lodge for over 20 years. 

It is with feelings of the deepest regret that I record 
here the passing of three very fine Masons, three Past Grand 



174 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Lodge officers: Rt. Wor. Bro. Edward Blanchard, P.D.D.G.M.; 
V. Wor. Bro. Robert Compton, P.G.S.; and V. Wor. Bro. John 
Rogerson, P.G.S. They all loved and lived Masonry, were 
active in their lodges and will be greatly missedd by a host 
of brother Masons. "To live on in the hearts of friends is 
not to die." 

I cannot conclude this report without paying my respects 
to your representatives in Toronto Districts "A", "C" and 
"D", Rt. Wor. Bros. Tannahill, Clayton and Ginsberg. Our 
relations were most cordial and delightful and our consider- 
ation of common problems was most helpful. 

In conclusion, I again express my sincere thanks to the 
brethren throughout the District for the honor of serving as 
District Deputy and I bespeak for my successor the same co- 
operation, the same support and encouragement, which they 
extended to me and which have made the past year one of 
the happiest in my Masonic experience. The friendships I 
have made will enrich beyond measure the years that may 
still be mine and will more than compensate for anything I 
may have been called upon to do. It is my earnest hope that 
during my year as your District Deputy I may have con- 
tributed in even some small way to the advancement of 
Masonry in this District. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

R. M. Owen, 
D.D.G.M. Toronto District "B". 



TORONTO DISTRICT "C" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit for your consideration my 
report on the condition of Masonry in Toronto District "C' r 
for the year 1947-48. 

I first wish to express my sincere thanks and apprecia- 
tion to the brethren of the District in honoring North Gate 
Lodge, No. 591, and electing me to the office of District 
Deputy Grand Master, and to you, Most Worshipful Sir, for 
confirming my election. 

I was most fortunate in having Wor. Bro. Frank C. 
Green, an esteemed Past Master of North Gate Lodge, accept 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 175 

the appointment of District Secretary. He accompanied me 
on all occasions and his keen interest in Masonry, pleasing 
personality and kindly advice were a great source of comfort 
and inspiration to me. His relations with the secretaries of 
the lodges were particularly cordial and most useful in estab- 
lishing efficiency and uniformity. 

I was also fortunate in having Very Wor. Bro. John 
Eyre and Wor. Bro. Frank A. Evans continue as Supervisor 
and Secretary respectively of Masonic Education. These two 
well-skilled brethren gave unsparingly of their time and 
talents to furthering the promotion of Masonic Education 
throughout the District and I am deeply indebted to them 
for the excellent progress made in this branch of the work 
under their leadership. 

Bro. Rev. C. W. DeWitt Cosens, a member of Corinthian 
Lodge and Minister of Wesley United Church, kindly accepted 
the appointment of District Chaplain. He accompanied me 
on two of my visits and his addresses on both occasions will 
long be remembered by the brethren. The members of his 
congregation very kindly extended an invitation to hold the 
District Church Service in Wesley United Church. Two hun- 
dred and eighty-five members attended and our District 
Chaplain preached a most appropriate and inspiring sermon, 
his subject being, "For This is the Whole Duty of Man." 

During the year it was my pleasure to visit each of the 
twenty-seven lodges in the District at least once, and some 
more often. On every occasion I was received with great 
cordiality, and with a dignity in keeping with the best tradi- 
tions of the Craft. Masonry is in a very prosperous condi- 
tion in this District. The Worshipful Masters and their 
officers are efficient and capable and it has been exceedingly 
gratifying to witness the various degrees so well and uni- 
formly conferred and exemplified that little was left but to 
commend and congratulate those taking part. 

The financial position of the lodges in general, I believe, 
has been improved, many showing increased reserves and 
very few showing arrears in dues. This favorable condition 
of the finances is due largely to the active finance commit- 
tees who are keeping a vigilant watch over expenditures. 

I considered it my duty and pleasure, early in my term 
of office, to present to the lodges in Toronto District "C", 
the information received from R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher, Deputy 
Grand Master, regarding the sending of food parcels to our 
distressed brethren in the Old Land. I am pleased to report 
that, as a result of the wholehearted response from the breth- 
ren, the District was enabled to substantially exceed its 
quota for this great undertaking and worthy cause. 



176 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Toronto District "C" has a very active Senior Wardens r 
Association under the direction of R.W. Bro. Geo. R. Smith, 
P.D D.G.M. Many meetings have been held and I am sure 
that the instruction and advice they are receiving will be 
most beneficial in preparing them for the important duties 
as future rulers of their lodges. 

The most outstanding Masonic event of the year was 
the reception and dinner tendered to the Grand Master, M.W. 
Bro. T. H. Simpson, by the lodges of Districts "A" and "C". 
About four hundred brethren attended this reception. The 
Grand Master received a great ovation from this gathering 
and the sincerety of his address will long be remembered by 
those present. 

During the course of the year I have noted, with regret, 
that several of our worthy and esteemed brethren have 
passed to the Grand Lodge Above. While we mourn their 
loss, their memory will remain fresh in the hearts of those 
who knew them. 

In conclusion, I wish to express my sincere thanks and 
appreciation to the brethren of the District for the many 
kindnesses and courtesies extended to Wor. Bro. Green and 
to me during the year. We will always cherish the associa- 
tions made and the friendships formed. It has been a privi- 
lege and a pleasure to serve Toronto District "C" as the 
representative of the Grand Master, an honor of which I 
will always be proud. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

W. Clayton, 
D.D.G.M. Toronto District "C". 



TORONTO DISTRICT "D" 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Herein, I present my report on the condition of 
Masonry in Toronto District "D" for the year 1947-1948, 
but first I must express my appreciation to the brethren 
of the District for the honour they have done to my Mother 
Lodge, Palestine, No. 559j and to myself, by making it 
possible for me to occupy the high office of the Grand 
Master's representative. It is my sincere hope that in 
some measure I have justified their confidence. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 17" 

My first care was the selection of a District Secretary 
and I unhesitatingly appointed Wor. Bro. Joseph Lunenfeld, 
an esteemed Past Master of Palestine Lodge. That the 
choice has been a happy one is evidenced by the fact that 
he has discharged his duties in a manner that served the 
District well and has earned for him the applause and 
esteem of the brethren in the whole District. 

Another appointment which gave pleasure to me and 
service to the District was the appointment of Bro. the 
Rev. E. R. Adye of Tuscan Lodge, No. 541, as District 
Chaplain. The splendid response of the brethren to his call 
to Worship on Sunday, May 2nd, and his address on that 
occasion was an inspiration to all present. 

Masonic Education has always been an important part 
of the work in "Toronto D" and this year has been no 
exception, due to the capable and sincere efforts of Wor. 
Bro. Clifford M. Platten, a Past Master of Ulster Lodge, 
No. 537. Under his guidance this all important Masonic 
study has received much attention and the brethren have 
benefited accordingly. To the extent that the work of the 
evening permitted the lodges have followed the Commit- 
tee's direction and recommendations so that in at least 139 
meetings some form of Masonic Education has been done, 
but there is still room for much work in this direction, par- 
ticularly now when we are receiving so many new brethren. 
The grateful thanks of the District is extended to Wor. Bro. 
Platten and his Committee. 

The receptions accorded to me by the lodges on my 
official visits have been most sincere, showing the esteem 
in which the brethren regard the Grand Master and Grand 
Lodge. 

The year has been a very busy one for the lodges in 
the District; all have added to their membership, but in 
doing so have, I am sure, taken care in their choice of ini- 
tiates. I have endeavoured on all occasions to stress the 
responsibilities we owe to the Craft in general by the care 
in accepting applicants and to the new brethren in making 
them part of us once they have been received. 

On my official visits I have found the Worshipful 
Masters and officers competent in their work and the de- 
grees conferred in an earnest and impressive manner. 
Throughout the District it was pleasing to see that the 
Past Masters are retaining their interest, and to their assist- 
ance to the Masters in no small measure may be attributed 
the healthy condition of the District. 

Financially the lodges are sound. Outstanding dues 
are very low and the District Secretary has found the 



178 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

records of the lodges 'kept in a clear and efficient manner. 
The Reserve Funds are well invested, practically all in 
Government Bonds; a condition that shows the good work 
of the Secretaries and Financial Officers throughout the 
District. 

It is with profound regret that I record the passing of 
Very Wor. Bro. Wm. Moull, a Past Master of Alpha Lodge, 
No. 384. A keen student of Masonic philosophy, his writ- 
ings and teachings have been a source of inspiration. He 
served Masonry well and made a great contribution to the 
work of the Craft. 

Many meetings of special interest have been held dur- 
ing the year. Among these I should like to mention in 
particular the 75th Anniversary of Robertson Lodge, No. 
292, on February 28th, 1948, and the 25th Anniversary of 
Huron^Bruce Lodge, No. 611, on September 22nd, 1947. 

Another important occasion was the Divine Service of 
Palestine Lodge, No. 559, at McCaul Street Synagogue on 
Friday, March 19th. Here were gathered in worship breth- 
ren of all the District to exemplify our conception of 
brotherhood. The Service was graced by the presence of 
many Grand Lodge Officers, including Most Wor. Bro. W. 
J. Dunlop, and Bro. Rabbi Ruben Slonim, Chaplain of Pales- 
tine Lodge, delivered a most inspiring address. I feel sure 
all who were present benefited. 

I cannot complete this report without referring to the 
work of Rt. Wor. Bro. T. R. W. Black, P.D.D.G.M., as Dis- 
trict Supervisor of the Food Parcels for Britain Fund and 
his committee, Rt. Wor. Bro. Wm. H. Hoiles, Wor. Bro. 
David Collins, Wor. Bro. E. J. Taylor, Wor. Bro. Wm. B. 
Young, and Wor. Bro. Henry Papernick. The brethren of 
this District have responded nobly to this worthy Masonic 
duty and I thank them most sincerely. 

Finally, I should like to express my deep appreciation 
to the Past District Deputy Grand Masters, and in par- 
ticular to Rt. Wor. Bro. Black, Rt. Wor. Bro. Stoddard, Rt. 
Wor. Bro. Lyons, Rt. Wor. Bro. Hoiles, and to all the breth- 
ren for the encouragement and helpful suggestions which 
met me on every hand. 

I have faithfully endeavoured to discharge my duties 
as the representative of the Grand Master in Toronto Dis- 
trict "D" and I hope that in this I have, at least in part, 
succeeded. It has been a great pleasure to serve the 
District. 



Fraternally submitted. 



Herman Ginsberg, 
D.D.G.M. Toronto District "D". 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 179 

VICTORIA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to present for your consideration my 
report on the condition of Masonry in Victoria District for 
the year 1947-1948. 

First, may I express my heartfelt thanks and appreci- 
ation to the brethren of Victoria District for the honour 
conferred on Verulam Lodge, No. 268, and myself by elect- 
ing me to the office of District Deputy Grand Master, and 
to you, Most Worshipful Sir, for confirming my election. 

I wish also to express my sincere thanks to Wor. Bro. 
Thomas Henderson and Wor. Bro. Rev. Harold B. Neal 
who were appointed District Secretary and District Chap- 
lain respectively. Wor. Bro. Henderson accompanied me on 
all my official visits and his careful examination of lodge 
books and records and his tactful comments thereon were 
of distinct value to the lodges concerned. Wor. Bro. Neal, 
out of a very busy life, found time to accompany me on 
eight of my visits. On each occasion he addressed the breth- 
ren in a most able manner, stressing the place of the Volume 
of the Sacred Law in our Craft and lives. 

During my term of office I have visited the twelve 
lodges in this District at least once. In every lodge, except 
one, degrees were conferred on the occasion of my official 
visit. In every case the work was ably performed and was 
an inspiration to those who witnessed it. During my visits 
an effort was made to impress the brethren with the im- 
portance of approaching as closely as possible to perfection 
in ritual, not as an end in itself, but as a symbol of that 
perfection towards which all Masonry tends. In no case was 
there a lack of reverence in the work and all officers are to 
be commended for the earnest effort put forth to render the 
degree as impressive as possible to the candidate. 

While there is no desire to single out any lodge in pref- 
erence to others, it is felt that some mention should be made 
of Somerville Lodge, No. 451, Kinmount. This lodge, one 
of the smallest in the District, was practically dormant a 
short while ago. Under a very able group of young officers, 
assisted by some veteran Past Masters, it is enjoying re- 
newed activity and performs its work in a very excellent 
manner. 

Mention should also be made of The Spry Lodge, No. 
406, Fenelon Falls. During the year this lodge suffered great 



180 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

loss in the death of its Worshipful Master and two other 
officers, but the devotion of its members completed a suc- 
cessful year. 

All the lodges in the District are in sound financial con- 
dition and some are accumulating impressive balances. 
Finance committees are fully aware of their responsibilities 
and all surplus funds are well invested. I am not aware of 
any case where lodges find it necessary to draw on surplus 
funds to meet current expenses. The question of cost of life 
membership is receiving careful consideration throughout the 
District. 

Through the efficient work of the committee responsible, 
and the generous response of the brethren in the various 
lodges, Victoria District was enabled to exceed its quota in 
the Food Parcels for Britain Fund. 

In connection with benevolence, I should like to sound 
the warning that donations from lodge funds can never take 
the place of that personal benevolence which is the hallmark 
of true Masonry. There is abundant scope for both, but we 
must never lose sight of our personal responsibility in this 
regard. 

All lodges throughout the District attended Divine Wor- 
ship. It is noted that where local conditions made it possible, 
the lodges concurred in the wish of the Grand Chaplain that 
Divine Service be held on a uniform date throughout the 
Grand Jurisdiction. Most lodges attended on June 20th. While 
no District Service was held, various lodges united for wor- 
ship within their own localities. 

The bulletins sent out by Rt. Wor. Bro. N. C. Hart, Chair- 
man of Masonic Education, were forwarded to all lodges and 
inquiry shows that they were of much value and were put to 
good use. It is possible that, owing to pressure of work, in 
most lodges too little time was spent on Masonic Education 
but considerable progress is reported. 

During the year Acadia Lodge, No. 440, Minden, moved 
into their new building. This lodge is to be congratulated 
on the acquisition of their present sound, commodious and 
convenient quarters. Such progress is a tribute to the leader- 
ship this lodge has enjoyed and to the devotion of its mem- 
bers. It is with regret that I record the passing from this 
lodge of a great Mason in the person of Wor. Bro. Graham- 
at the age of 86 years. A member of the Craft for 49 years, 
he never missed a regular or emergent meeting of his lodge 
nor was absent from a church parade. This is truly an 
unique record and should be an inspiration to all. 

In conclusion, may I state that the excellent and 
thorough work of Past District Deputy Grand Masters is 



TOROMTO, ONTARIO, 1948 1S1 

evident throughout the District in the manner in which the 
Grand Master's representative is received and in the marked 
uniformity of the work. I would also like to say that the 
faith and stability that is in Masonry and Masons can and 
will be a living force in the momentous and somewhat 
obscure years that lie ahead. This is my belief and this be- 
lief I have tried to express during the past year. 

And finally, may I again express my sincerest thanks 
for the opportunity that has been accorded me this past 
year to meet many new friends and to renew old acquaint- 
ances; for the kindly and generous receptions accorded me; 
and above all for the great personal benefits and the inspir- 
ation received in your service. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

E. C. Anderson, 
D.D.G.M. Victoria District. 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is my duty and pleasure to submit at this time my 
report on the condition of Masonry in Wellington District 
for the Masonic year 1947-48. 

May I express my deep appreciation to the brethren of 
Wellington District for the honour conferred on myself and 
on Credit Lodge, No. 219, Georgetown, by my election to 
this office, and to the Most Worshipful the Grand Master for 
his confirmation of the same. 

iMy first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. W. C. 
Ford of Credit Lodge as District Secretary and V. Wor. Bro. 
Ven. W. G. O. Thompson of Credit Lodge, as District Chap- 
lain, and my thanks go out to those officers for the efficient 
and painstaking manner in which they fulfilled their duties. 

Masonic Education being a subject of ever-mounting im- 
portance in this jurisdiction, I next appointed Wor. Bro. H. 
Coxon of Twin City Lodge, No. 509, Kitchener, the Super- 
visor of Masonic Education in Wellington District and the 
results have shown the wisdom of this appointment. Words 
are insufficient to express my thanks to Wor. Bro. Coxon 
for the inspiring manner in which he carried out his duties 
and the brethren of Wellington District owe him and the 



182 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Secretary of his committee, V. Wor. Bro. A. B. Shoemaker 
of Twin City Lodge, No. 509, a great debt of gratitude for 
their untiring efforts on behalf of Craft Masonry during the 
past year. I can only express my personal thanks to Wor. 
Bro. Coxon and to every member of his committee for the 
superlative results they achieved. 

Each of the twenty lodges in the District was visited 
officially once and the large attendance and enthusiasm 
shown at these meetings were indeed most gratifying. The 
kindness and dignity with which I was received as the repre- 
sentative of the Grand Master demonstrated the loyalty and 
affection of the brethren of Wellington District towards theL 
Grand Master. I found the officers of the lodges were en- 
deavouring to fulfill their duties to the best of their abilities 
and their success was evidenced in the fine quality of their 
work. 

Two District Lodges of Instruction were held; the first 
under the auspices of Waterloo Lodge, No. 539, where the 
work of the First Degree was exemplified and discussed. 
The second was held under the auspices of Speed Lodge, 
No. 180. On this occasion we were honoured with the pres- 
ence of Rt. Wor. Bro. N. C. Hart of London, the Chairman 
of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education, who 
was accompanied by several members of Tuscan Lodge, 
London. 

The history and philosophy of the Fellowcraft Degree 
were the main subjects under discussion and all the breth- 
ren present gained a clearer conception of this great part 
of our ritual. 

We were indeed honoured on May 13th when the Grand 
Master visited with us on the occasion of the 75th Anni- 
versary of Preston Lodge, No. 297, Preston. This was a 
memorable occasion and the Grand Master endeared himself 
to the large gathering present by his inspiring address and 
kindly manner. On this occasion, as on many others, we 
were favoured with the presence of the Grand Senior War- 
den, Rt. Wor. Bro. C. J. Heimrich, of Kitchener, whom we 
indeed wish to congratulate on the honour he has brought 
to Wellington District by his election and on the inspiring 
manner he has carried out his onerous duties. 

Another occasion which we will long remember was the 
official visit of the D.D.G.M. to Twin City Lodge, No. 509, 
on which occasion we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of 
Twin City Lodge and were favoured with the presence of 
five of the charter members of the lodge who were suitably 
honoured. 

Unfortunately I was unable to be present at all the 
meetings worthy of particular mention, two such occasions 



... TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 . 1S3 

being the meeting of Twin City Lodge when Rt. Wor. Bro. 
C. Hemphill was presented with a Fifty Year Medal, and a 
similar meeting of Ayr Lodge, No. 172, when Wor. Bro. R. 
L. Anderson was presented with a Fifty Year Medal. The 
brethren throughout the District join with me in extending 
our congratulations to the two brethren so honoured. 

The District Secretary in his reports confirmed my im- 
pression that the financial affairs of the lodges were in a 
very flourishing condition; the books and records are well 
kept and the lodge secretaries are to be greatly praised for 
their fidelity and zeal. 

We were greatly distressed at the disastrous fire which 
destroyed the lodge premises of Glenrose Lodge, No. 628, 
Elmira, but were assured they would be rebuilt and, through 
the kindness of Waterloo Lodge, their meetings were not 
interrupted and they fulfilled their duties, meeting in Water- 
loo Lodge quarters. 

During the year the Great Architect called to the Grand 
Lodge Above a number of the brethren of Wellington Dis- 
trict and we join their lodge brethren in mourning their loss. 
The entire jurisdiction was saddened by the passing of M.W. 
Bro. T. C. Wardley, our beloved Past Grand Master, who 
passed away in Elora on Friday, November 28th, 1947. We 
have indeed lost a talented brother and his Masonic career 
will long be remembered in Wellington District. 

The outstanding achievement of the District in the Cam- 
paign for Food Parcels for Britain brings to our minds the 
great qualities for leadership shown by the Chairman of that 
Committee for Wellington District, Rt. Wor. Bro. A. L. 
Bennett of Gait, assisted by his Secretary, Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Geo. DeKleinhans of Kitchener. The great success of this 
campaign will unquestionably assure them of the thanks of 
the District for their untiring efforts. 

Our thanks go out to V. Wor. Bro. Ven. W. G. O. 
Thompson, the District Chaplain, for his inspiring address 
on the occasion of the District Church Service held in St. 
George's Anglican Church, Georgetown, on May 30th. A 
good representation of the lodges was present and gained 
much inspiration from this Service. In this connection, I 
was privileged to attend several Lodge Church Services and 
the splendid attendance at them deserves commendation. 

In closing this report, may I express my happiness at 
having the opportunity of serving in the capacity of D.D. 
G.M. for this great District which once more has demon- 
strated its capacity for good work, and in relinquishing my 
authority I do so with the hope that my humble efforts have 
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of Wellington District a realization of the great scope of 
Freemasonry and a resolve that the true principles of our 
fraternity will guide the future of Wellington District. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

E. V. MacCormack, 
D.D.G.M. Wellington District. 



WESTERN DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to submit my report as D.D.G.M. for 
Western District for the past year, and would like first to 
express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the brethren 
of our District for electing me to this high office and to the 
Most Worshipful Grand Master for confirming the same. 

The year has been a very busy and very happy one. I 
would like to thank Wor. Bro. Parrott of Lake of the Woods 
Lodge, No. 445, for his faithful service as District Secre- 
tary, and Wor. Bro. Rev. F. J. Boyd, Pequonga Lodge, No. 
414, for the very capable way he discharged his duties as 
District Chaplain. 

I visited every lodge in the District on the regular meet-* 
ing night, which is no mean achievement in this, the most 
western district in Ontario. There are eight lodges, three 
of which are right at home, and to visit the remaining five 
separately required over fifteen hundred miles travelling. On 
each occasion I was accompanied by quite a number of Kenora 
brethren, which added greatly to the pleasure of our visits, 
and I had the pleasure of meeting large numbers of mem- 
bers and visitors at every meeting. In every case the officers 
were keen and efficient and wherever work was conferred it 
was always done splendidly, while the District Secretary 
assured me that all the secretaries' books and papers were 
well kept and in good order. 

We held two District Lodges of Instruction during the 
year, one at Manitou Lodge, Emo, which was attended by the 
brethren from Fort Frances, Rainy River and Emo, and the 
other at Kenora, attended by brethren of Dryden, Keewatin 
and Kenora. Both meetings were very well attended and I 
was very pleased at the interest shown, which leads me to 
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I am pleased to report that all lodges in the District 
attended Divine Service during the year. The only one I 
was able to attend was held jointly by Keewatin, Lake of the 
Woods and Pequonga Lodges, which was conducted by the 
District Chaplain, and I am happy to say we had a splendid 
attendance and a very fine service. 

I also journeyed two hundred miles north on two occa- 
sions to meet the brethren at the gold mining camp of Red 
Lake, who are keenly interested in forming a lodge at that 
point. I earnestly hope that their effort will be rewarded 
in the very near future. 

We had a very good response to the Food Parcels for 
Britain campaign. Quite early in the season our District 
passed its quota and the contributions have been coming in 
steadily ever since. It was with deep regret that I learned 
that R.W. Bro. Alfred Pitt of Dryden, District Chairman, 
was moving to Winnipeg, and would be unable to finish the 
job. The good wishes of all Western District brethren fol- 
low him to his new home. 

During the year I was granted two months leave of 
absence by the Grand Master to visit my mother in England. 
There I had the very great pleasure of attending the Pro- 
vincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire at Manchester and 
the United Grand Lodge of England at London, also a lodge 
consecration and two installations of officers. In conse- 
quence I was unable to be present at the dedication of the 
new lodge room at Kenora, which was conducted by M.W. 
Bro. W. J. Dunlop, P.G.M., and R.W. Bro. Dixon, Grand 
Secretary, on May 29th. I am assured that everything went 
off very well, and I would like to express my deep apprecia- 
tion and sincere thanks to R.W. Bro. Thomas, my immediate 
predecessor, and the Joint Lodge Committee for the wonder- 
ful way in which they rallied around to ensure the success 
of this memorable event. 

In closing, I would like to thank all those brethren whose 
kindness has contributed so much to my enjoyment during 
the past year. It is with real feelings of regret that I 
approach the end of my term. It has been wonderful and 
my only hope is that my successor may be accorded the same 
courtesy and co-operation. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

C. E. Letman, 
D.D G.M. Western District. 



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WILSON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It was indeed an honour and privilege to serve Wilson 
District as District Deputy Grand Master during the present 
year and it gives me pleasure to submit my report on the 
condition of Masonry in the District. 

First, I would like to express my sincere appreciation 
of the honour conferred upon me by the brethren of Wilson 
District in electing me as the representative of the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master, and also to express my thanks 
to Most Worshipful Bro. Simpson for confirming my election 
as his representative. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. E. Jackson, 
a Past Master of King Hiram Lodge, No. 37, as District 
Secretary. I cannot speak too highly of Wor. Bro. Jackson. 
He was present with me at all but one of the twenty official 
visits and was most thorough and successful in examining 
the records of the several lodges and supplied me with the 
information so necessary to carry on the duties of District 
Deputy. My sincere thanks are extended to him for his 
efficient work. 

Bro. Rev. Major Chas D. Daniel, Pastor of Trinity United 
Church, Ingersoll, and a member of King Hiram Lodge, No. 
37, honoured us by accepting the duties of District Chaplain. 
Bro. Daniel, although the Minister of a very large congre- 
gation, entered on his duties with the idea of carrying out 
the instructions of the Right Wor. Grand Chaplain in show- 
ing the relationship between 'Masonry and the Church. He 
attended nearly all the official visits as well as many ethers 
and his work was outstanding at all times. Being a veteran 
of two World Wars he made new friends and met old army 
friends wherever he went. We cannot commend his services 
too highly. 

Very Wor. Bro. John G. Montgomery, a member of King 
Hiram Lodge, very kindly undertook the duties of District 
Director of Masonic Education. V. Wor. Bro. Montgomery 
is well skilled in Masonic Ritual and well acquainted with 
historical as well as symbolic knowledge of the Craft. He 
served Masonry faithfully and was the means of promoting 
many talks on Masonic Education. We are deeply indebted 
for his good work during the year. 

I have visited every lodge in the District at least once 
and some of them several times, as well as some visits to 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 187 

the neighboring Districts. I also had the pleasure of receiv- 
ing fraternal visits from the District Deputy Grand Master 
of St. Thomas District. These visits have been an in- 
spiration to me and have caused my faith in the great pos- 
sibilities of Masonry for good to become stronger than ever. 

With regard to the condition of Masonry in Wilson Dis- 
trict, it is a pleasure to report that I found the work excel- 
lent throughout the District and in fact in some lodges 
almost flawless, a pleasure to witness and holding the atten- 
tion of all members during the entiie evening which proves 
that no matter how often the Masonic Ritual is repeated, it 
never seems to become monotonous. Wherever I witnessed 
degree work done, it was gratifying to note the sincerity of 
purpose and careful attention to detail and the splendid 
efforts to impress the candidates and convey to them the true 
meaning of Masonry. 

The financial condition of the lodges in the District is 
strong and continues to grow in strength. Some of the lodges 
visited had no outstanding dues and it is worthy to note the 
splendid and efficient body of men who hold the office of 
secretary in the various lodges. The successful carrying on 
of the work and the solvent condition of the lodges are no 
doubt due, in a large measure, to their faithful services. I 
found that nearly all lodges in the District had made their 
contribution to the Food Parcels for Britain Fund, some of 
them having gone away over the top. 

Every lodge in the District had a Director of Masonic 
Education who was regularly supplied with information from 
the office of Rt. Wor. Bro. N. C. Hart and although only 
part of the lodges filled out and sent in on time the report 
on this work, yet a considerable time has been given to and 
several talks delivered on Masonic Educational subjects. 

While each official visit was an occasion for meeting 
with large numbers of brethren, renewing old friendships 
and making new friends, yet my official visit to my Mother 
Lodge, King Hiram, No. 37, on the evening of November 7th, 
seemed an outstanding event. The brethren from the Dis- 
trict and surrounding districts crowded the lodge room to its 
capacity and I could not help but think that in the long 
history of this old lodge from June, 1803, until November, 
1947, this meeting must have been one of the outstanding 
events. 

The Past Masters' Association met in the Masonic 
Temple of King Hiram Lodge, No. 68, at Tillsonburg, on the 
evening of May 26th, and conducted necessary business and 
election of officers. The main events at this meeting were 
addresses given by Bro. J. J. Talman, Librarian of Western 
University, Rt. Wor. Bro. Nelson C. Hart, Chairman of 



188 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Masonic Education, and Rt. Wor. Bro. E. A. Miller, Editor of 
the Bulletin. 

The outstanding event of the year was the District 
Divine Service held in Trinity United Church, Ingersoll, on 
the evening of May 30th, under the auspices of King Hiram 
Lodge, No. 37, and St. John's Lodge, No. 68. At this Service 
the interest in the good work of our District Chaplain, Bro. 
Rev. Major C. D. Daniel, was reflected by the largest attend- 
ance of brethren within the knowledge of local Masons. About 
two hundred and thirty registered and many others did not 
enter the lodge room. This splendid turnout was very grati- 
fying indeed and a fine tribute to the faithful work of our 
Chaplain throughout the District. 

Before concluding my report, may I pay tribute to my 
predecessors, the District Deputy Grand Masters, who 
throughout the passing years have, with painstaking care and 
attention to the duties of their office, been instrumental in 
laying the foundations of Masonry in Wilson Distrist so well 
and strong that those of us who follow find the going a lot 
easier. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank all the officers and breth- 
ren who assisted me during the year and for the many cour- 
tesies and kindnesses shown to myself and district officers. 
We will always cherish the associations made and friend- 
ships formed and we are more convinced than ever that the 
present teaching of Masonry is making for stability in the 
years to come in this troubled old world. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

Harry T. Bower, 
D.D.G.M. Wilson District. 



WINDSOR DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

The following report on the condition of Masonry and 
the activities of the lodges in the Windsor District is re- 
spectfully submitted. 

My sincere thanks and appreciation go to the brethren 
who made my election as their D.D.G.M. possible, and to you, 
Most Worshipful Sir, for your confirmation of the same. 
Dominion Lodge and I are very grateful for the honors con- 
ferred upon us. 



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Wor. Bro. C. E. Milburn kindly consented to act as Dis- 
trict Secretary, and a grand and able assistant he has proven 
to be, always ready and willing to assist in every way, and 
a very welcome and popular brother on all occasions. My 
sincere thanks are extended to him for his loyal assistance. 

Bro. Rev. Harold Stephens, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist 
Church, accepted the appointment as District Chaplain in 
spite of his many duties in his own parish, and as President 
of the Essex Council of Churches. He always found a few 
well-chosen remarks to make and was very well received 
wherever he visited with us. It was a terrific blow to Rev. 
Harold and to all of us, when his good wife passed away. 
May his burden be lightened wherever he goes. 

The Chairmanship of the District Masonic Education 
Committee was in the very capable hands of V. Wor. Bro. 
Thomas L. Mclntyre, Grand Junior Deacon. Tom has the 
happy knack of producing a brief, though very enlightening 
discourse on some particular phase of Masonic study and 
invariably drew a parallel for us to practice in our daily 
lives. His type of delivery, brief, clear and well-worded, 
appeared to be very well received by all the brethren. The 
manner in which educational talks are delivered has so much 
to do with the result, and this may be an answer in those 
lodges where educational periods are not always successful. 
The bulletins sent to the lodges from R.W. Bro. N. S. Hart 
of London have done much good and it is hoped that these 
will be continued, and that every Wor. Master and Officer 
will read them carefully and benefit thereby. These have 
been the result of much careful thought and it is proper that 
they should be put to full. use as they were intended. 

In a general way, there is no fault to be found with the 
work in the lodges as a whole, but it must be admitted 1 that 
there are a very few officers who, by diligent effort on their 
part, could do much toward creating more interest in the 
work of the lodges by preparing their own work in such a 
way as to make their abilities more outstanding and thus 
warrant the esteem and appreciation of all of the brethren 
whilst attending lodge. Interest of the members is para- 
mount. One weak link in the chain of officers invariably 
stands out, be he Master or Steward. Only the officer whose 
conscience tells him he has done his level best toward his 
lodge in all its various functions may feel that he is worthy 
of the rank or office he holds. 

Each lodge in the District has been visited at least once 
and the many nice gestures shown on these occasions were 
very gratifying indeed. With only one exception, degree 
work was performed by the regular officers and I do not 
hesitate to commend each Master and lodge on the degree 
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finishing the work of the evening, is somewhat of a problem, 
but I believe this is being corrected by a little more care 
in preparing the evening's work. Parvaim Lodge, No. 395, 
had no candidate on my official visit. However, I have been 
present on other occasions and am satisfied as to their 
ability. The evening was devoted to educational subjects, 
followed by a questions and answer period, conducted by the 
District Supervisor. 

Pelee Lodge, No. 627, at Pelee Island, was visited on 
Saturday, May 15th, and some one hundred and eight breth- 
ren were present on this occasion. This must of necessity 
be an all day trip, and it is a boost to the brethren of Pelee 
Lodge when they have so many visitors present. The lodge 
room is small and would not begin to accommodate such num- 
bers, so after being received, the brethren were permitted to 
retire so that there would be sufficient room to proceed. 
The Fellowcraft Degree was conferred by a staff of active 
officers from the District (except the obligation by the 
W.M.) in a very able manner. This gave those brethren of 
Pelee Lodge who do not get over to the mainland very often 
an opportunity to see this work done as it is done in the 
larger lodges in the District. M.W. Sir, I am aware that 
this procedure was somewhat unusual, but it was done for 
a very good reason, and if there is any censure to be made, 
I trust you will direct it to me. 

Many events of considerable interest have taken place 
during my term of office and it is rather difficult to decide 
which are most worthy of note. It goes without saying that 
the District was honoured very liberally by the Grand East 
during this term. We have been hosts to you, M.W. Sir, 
M.W. Bro. Dargavel, M.W. Bro. F. Copus and of course our 
highly esteemed Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher. 

April 23rd marked the occasion of your official visit, 
M.W. Sir, and we shall cherish the memory of this occasion 
for a long, long time. So many of the brethren have per- 
sonally commented so favourably that the impression you 
made and the address you gave were definitely outstanding. 
Our hope is that you enjoyed your stay with us in some 
manner equal to our pleasure in having you. I express the 
sentiments of all the brethren when I say, "Thanks for com- 
ing and may health and happiness be yours, now and always." 
Our genial Grand Secretary seemed to be right at home with 
us and we wish him well. 

June 17th marked the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of 
Leamington Lodge, No. 290, and we were honored on this 
occasion by having as our guest R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher, our 
Deputy Grand Master. This was a gala affair and the Deputy 
Grand Master delivered a timely end appropriate address. 
He spoke very forcibly and his message was very well re- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 191 

ceived. It is our hope that he enjoyed this visit to us as 
much as we enjoyed having him here. May he return at any 
future opportunity. Wor. Bro. Reg. McLean, W.M. of Leam- 
ington Lodge, and his officers and Past Masters are to be 
congratulated on the very able manner in which this meeting 
was arranged and conducted. 

Most Wor. Bro. R. B. Dargavel honored Border Cities 
Lodge, No. 554, on the occasion of the installation of their 
W.M. and investiture of the officers for 1948. On this occa- 
sion R.W. Bro. E. T. Howe had the distinction of installing 
his son, A. E. Howe, as Worshipful Master. It was a lovely 
meeting and the way in which M.W. Dargavel conducts the 
work is something of which we are all mighty proud. All of 
our Grand Masters, past and present, certainly lend much 
to any of our Masonic affairs. May they be long spared to 
continue their good work. 

Most Wor. Bro. Frank Copus graced our Temple with 
his presence on November 18th, 1947, on the occasion of the 
burning of the mortgage on our Temple. This event marked 
a definite milestone in local Masonic affairs, as it is not so 
long ago that we were feeling pretty jittery about our finan- 
cial condition, but that is all history now, and we are par- 
ticularly proud of a beautiful Temple free of all indebted- 
ness. M.W. Bro. Copus was instrumental in getting assist- 
ance for us in the financial arrangements and we are grate- 
ful to him indeed. He did an excellent job as speaker of the 
evening and his message was appropriate to the occasion. 
This is probably the proper place to give thanks and credit 
where they justly belong. To each and every brother who 
assisted us, and to the Past Masters' and Officers' Associa- 
tion in particular, our thanks go out unlimitedly. It was a 
hard row to hoe but some of the leaders of this undertaking 
deserve the gratitude of us all. To paraphrase, "WELL 
DONE OUR GOOD AND FAITHFUL BRETHREN." 

On November 6th my own lodge, Dominion, No. 598, 
celebrated its Twenty-fifth Anniversary in a very appropriate 
manner and R.W. Bro. Rev. R. Lyttle was the guest speaker 
and, in his usual capable manner, he acquitted himself very 
well indeed. 

St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 642, was host to about two 
hundred Masonic brethren from Toledo, Ohio, on October 18th, 
and I had the pleasure of introducing Wor. Bro. Lloyd 
Roulet, a Past Master of Collingwood Lodge and Mayor of 
the City of Toledo. Wor. Bro. Roulet has been very active 
in Masonic affairs for many years in the Northern Masonic 
Jurisdiction of the United States of America. He spoke 
very ably on the advantages of inter-visits between lodges 
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The Past Masters' and Officers' Association sponsored 
a boys' baseball team in a local league and they won the 
championship of the league. Consequently they were guests 
at a banquet in the Prince Edward Hotel and as an added 
attraction they were addressed by Jack Dempsey, former 
heavyweight champion, as well as Harold Ruel, then Man- 
ager of the St. Louis Browns. The boys had a real evening 
and were truly grateful for it. This makes for good citizen- 
ship. 

The annual Father and Son Banquet was held on March 
30th and a very enjoyable evening devoted primarily to the 
sons was the result. Magistrate Brody told the boys, in a 
very able manner, what to expect from this world and the 
conduct and effort necessary to improve it. He does an ex- 
cellent job in guiding the boys along this trend of thought. 

April 15th marked the annual International Night at 
Ionic Lodge, No. 474, F. and A.M., Detroit. This has be- 
come an outstanding event locally and there were approxi- 
mately seven hundred Masons in the banquet room, the 
division of hosts and guests being about equal in number. 
The tables were laid out in a patriotic motif and much stress 
was laid on good fellowship as it is practiced on the Border 
here. Much credit is due to Wor. Bro. Conrad P. Hector, 
Worshipful Master of Ionic Lodge, and his officers for the 
grand manner in which they receive and honor the Canadian 
brethren on these occasions. True brotherhood and democ- 
racy at its best were very much in evidence. May these 
events be continued to be promulgated in the interests of 
Freemasonry on an international scale. The ceremony of 
the flags of the two countries was carried out with proper 
dignity and decorum. 

Success crowned the efforts of the lodges of the District 
on May 18th when the lodges were joint hosts to all the 
Masons of this District and their ladies. The attendance 
taxed our facilities to the utmost and a very good variety 
floor show was followed by dancing and a buffet lunch. The 
credit goes to Wor. Bro. C. S. Grieves, Worshipful Master 
of Great Western Lodge, and his committee. The concensus 
of opinion was that these evenings should be held oftener, 
so profuse were the guests in their praises. 

The brethren and the lodges are uniting their Masonic 
activities and Divine Worship in the churches very satis- 
factorily. A district Church Service was held on Sunday, 
October 19th, the brethren parading in a body to the Lin- 
coln Road United Church in the evening, where a very splen- 
did sermon was preached by Bro. Rev. Mervin A. Bury. On 
Sunday, February 8th, the brethren and their families were 
invited to join in the service at Chalmers United Church, 
where Bro. Rev. D. W. DeMille delivered a very fitting 



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sermon to a good attendance. April 29th was the date of a 
Memorial Service in the Temple for our departed brethren. 
This was held under the joint auspices of the Scottish Rite 
bodies and the Craft lodges. The attendance was very good 
and the service particularly impressive with about eight of 
the Ministers of the various churches taking part. Another 
District Service was held on May 9th at Leamington United 
Church where Bro. Rev. Sydney Davison was the speaker. 
On this one occasion the weather turned out very bad. How- 
ever the attendance was good although the majoritv went 
directly to the Church and avoided getting wet. Various 
other iodges had their own church parades as shown in the 
notices and from this it may be seen that we in this District 
are not neglecting our religious obligations. 

The "Food Parcels for Britain" campaign is a very 
popular one here and we all appreciate the good that is be- 
ing done. It is our sincere hope that our brethren in the 
British Isles may soon get relief from the conditions that 
confront them. They are certainly entitled to every assist- 
ance we can give them and our efforts are little enough in 
the face of their hardships. "Cheerio to them"! 

Every brother in the District has felt the loss of a dis- 
tinguished Mason in the passing to the Grand Lodge Above 
of Rt. Wor. Bro. Col. E. S. Wigle, K.C. He lived a long and 
useful life and is mourned by all who kr.ew him. All Masons 
were very proud to have numbered him as one of us and we 
shall miss him more as time passes. His record was dis- 
tinctly outstanding, when we recall that he was D.D.G.M. for 
this District fifty-three years ago. 

Many events have taken place during my term of office 
and I regret that it is impossible to record them all, pri- 
marily because every visit was a real pleasure to me and if 
I, in my humble way, have left some kind memories with 
the brethren of this District then I am truly erlad. If there 
are those who have not seen eye to eye with me, I crave 
their pardon because I have really tried to be a friend to all 
with whom I came in contact. Again may I repeat my sin- 
cere thanks to all who made this possible for me, and I beg 
them to be equally loyal to my successor. 

All of which is respestfully and fraternally submitted. 

Russell E. Lonnee, 
D.D.G.M. Windsor District. 



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DISPOSAL OF MOTIONS 

M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop presented the following- 
amendments to the Constitution: 

1. That Section 165 of the Constitution be 
amended by adding - thereto the following: "and any 
lodge insignia approved by the Grand Master." 

On his motion, seconded by M.W. Bro. R. B. 
Dargavel, this amendment was adopted unanimously. 

2. That Section 5 of the Constitution be 
amended by changing the reference to The Very 
Worshipful Grand Stewards to read: "The Very 
Worshipful the Grand Stewards (sixty in number)." 

On his motion, seconded by M.W. Bro. C. S. 
Hamilton, this amendment was adopted unanimously. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
MASONIC EDUCATION 

In the absence of R.W. Bro. N. C. Hart, Chair- 
man, this report was presented by R.W. Bro. C. W. 
Robb, and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by R.W. Bro. Robb, it was received and 
adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee on Masonic Education composed of 
R.W. Bro. Nelson C. Hart, Chairman; M.W. Bros. W. J. 
Dunlop, J. A. McRae; R.W. Bros. E. G. Dixon, J. B. Smith, 
C. W. Robb, W. L. Wright, H. S. Johnston, A. L. Bennett, 
B. B. Foster, W. M. Morrow, W. E. Kidd, W. J. Stewart, 
James Poppleton, 0. R. Steadman, W. H. Armitage, E. 1.. 
Treitz, T. A. Thornbury, E. C. Anderson, V.W. Bro. G. T. 
Evans, and W. Bro. N. C. Urquhart, beg to present their 
report to the Ninety-third Annual Communication of the 
Grand Lod<?e 



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Your chairman regrets that he is unahle to present the 
1947-48 report on Masonic Education due to his selection as 
General Manager of the Canadian Olympic Team which 
embarked for Southampton from Halifax on July 15th, 1948. 
He is very grateful to R.W. Bro. C. W. Robb, immediate past 
chairman of the Committee, for assuming responsibility for 
the presentation of this report. 

During the year your Committee forwarded the follow- 
ing . Bulletins to the thirty-five Districts in this Grand 
Jurisdiction. 

August — "Outline of Organization". 

September — "Synopsis of Proceedings of Grand Lodge, 
1947"-^by R.W. Bro. Richard E. Mills. 

October— "Masonry Prior to 1717"— by R W. Bro. C. W. Robb. 

November — "R.W. Bro. William Jarvis. First Provincial Grand 
Master" — by W. Bro. L. D. McCamus. 

December — "R.W. Bro. Simon McGillivray, The Second Pro- 
vincial Grand Master" — by Bro. J. J. Talman. 

February — "Attendance at Lodge Meetings" — by the chair- 
man, assisted by the Grand Secretary, Grand Master and 
Past Grand Masters. 

March — "The Formation of the United Grand Lodge of Eng- 
land" — compiled by the chairman. 

April — "The Ideal Master", and "A Wo:d to the New Master" 
— from material from the Grand Secretary-. "Form for 
Reports from Lodges". 

May— "Form for Reports from D.D.G.M." 

Sufficient copies of the first eight bulletins were pro- 
vided for circulation to each lodge, to the Board of General 
Purposes, and to a few other brethren who requested them. 
The bulletins were circulated by the District Deputy Grand 
Masters to the lodges in their districts and were used by 
many lodges. Several reports indicate, however, that the 
secretaries of some lodges fail to place the bulletins at the 
disposal of the Lodge Committees. Some District Deputv 
Grand Masters are urging their successors to secure the 
names and addresses of the chairmen of the Lodge Com- 
mittees to whom the bulletins may be sent directly. 

Reports in general indicate that the bulletins were well 
received and of considerable value to those responsible for 
the educational work. The District Deputy Grand Masters 
and Supervisors of Masonic Education have been very kind 
in their favourable references to the bulletins and to the 
efforts of your committee. From several comments the 
following are recorded. 

1. "That every lodge be urged to delay degree work so as 
to be able to devote at least two nights a year (regular) 



196 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

to Masonic Education. This should be done, for the 
heavy influx of candidates means that many of these 
brethren need instruction in what our Order stands for 
and how to apply these tools to their every-day life to 
build worth-while lives." 

"Sure the candidates get their three degrees, and 
they get them in good order, but is that as far as we 
should go? Or would it not be better to satisfy some of 
the 'why's and wherefore's' that are in the minds of 
candidates so that they can go to work, as speculative 
Masons and start building the life that has been given 
to men into a temple of God's Service?" 

Another District Deputy Grand Master suggests one 
such meeting each year. 

Your Committee would certainly encourage such a 
procedure, and would still urge a short period of educa- 
tional work at each regular meeting during which the 
conferring of one degree only is desirable. 

2. "A Board of skilled Lecturers well versed in Masonic 
Lore and knowledge could be made available to assist the 
various lodges. Generally the Lodge Chairman on Edu- 
cation has not the needed perspective for this important 
work." 

The District Deputy Grand Masters have submitted 
imposing lists of names of brethren who are reported to 
be capable of giving interesting talks on Masonic subjects. 
These lists will be made available through the Grand 
Lodge Library and from the chaiman of your committee. 

3. "Brethren seem more interested in explanations of 
symbols, portions of degrees which are allegorical ancient 
landmarks, as well as historical sketches of local interest; 
also the antiquity of the Craft." 

During the past few years your Committee has en- 
deavoured to provide information on most of these sub- 
jects, and will continue to do so. Local history is a 
matter for the District and Lodge Committees and should 
be encouraged. The appointment of energetic Lodge 
Historians would probably be the solution. The Grand 
Lodge Committee would co-operate. 

4. "The appointment of a committee on Masonic Education 
should be one of the first duties of each newly installed 
Master, and Masonic Education should be incorporated 
as part of the business of each regular lodge meeting." 

This is heartily approved. 

5. "Short papers on various Masonic subjects might be 
made available by Grand Lodge . . ." 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 197 

Many such papers are now available through, the 
Grand Lodge Library. 

6. "Talks arouse more interest than bulletins." 

t 

i 

The bulletins are intended to provide information and 
references from which "talks" may be prepared. Perhaps 
occasionally a bulletin might be read, but, in general, 
they should be used as a basis for short speeches and 
discussions. 

7. "Quite frankly, I found much adverse comment on the 
necessity of compiling exhaustive statistical reports on 
Education, and I feel the cause of Masonic Education 
would be well served if these reports could be simplified 
by eliminating all questions which have no direct bearing 
on education." 

Your chairman admits responsibility for the present 
extensive and comprehensive questionnaire from which re- 
ports are prepared. He concedes that the compiling of in- 
formation requires thought, time and energy; but these 
are expended to great advantage. 

(a) Such reports can be of great interest to every lodge 
member who is anxious to know about the progress 
of his lodge. They constitute at least one contri- 
bution to Masonic Education if presented in the lodge. 

(b) They assist the D.D.G.M. in evaluating the condition 
of Masonry in his district. 

(c) They are especially useful to the Grand Lodge Com- 
mittee and to the Grand Lodge in enabling them to 
estimate the value of the time and energy expended 
on educational work, and on other related phases of 
Masonic endeavour. 

During the year copy for a Manual for Instructors, 
Third Degree, has been compiled and edited by M.W. Bro. 
W. J. Dunlop. It is proposed to have the two previous 
Manuals re-printed and included in a book with the new 
Manual, as soon as paper is readily available. This book 
should prove most valuable for educational purposes. 

Your chairman, with the assistance of M.W. Bro. Dunlop 
and other Past Grand Masters, has prepared and edited 
copy for a series of four booklets, to be made available to 
an applicant, an Entered Apprentice, a Fellowcraft and a 
Master Mason. They contain information of a general char- 
acter which may be communicated to these persons, and 
are intended to stimulate interest in the fraternity. Details 
of distribution have not been worked out but it is hoped 
that they will be available soon. 



198 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The following statistical report is submitted for your 
consideration. 

SUMMARY 

DISTRICT— 

Ave. 5 Years 1947 1948 

Reporting 30 34 29 

Supervisors 24 29 22 

M.E. Committee 17 21 12 

District Library 8 8 8 

Past Masters' Association 23 24 24 

District M.E. Meetings 46 76 32 

Attendance 3,404 4,383 1,787 

Special Meetings 82 87 46 

Attendance 12,550 10,340 6,545 

District Divine Service 24 37 28 

Attendance No Record 7.507 

LODGES— Ave. 5 Years 1947 1948 

Reporting: 430 362 292 

M.E. Committee 393 407 292 

Lods;e Libraries 99 61 61 

M.E , All Meetings 43 24 24 

M.E., Some Meetings 347 395 1,300 

M.E., Special Meetings 76 77 93 

Total M.E. Meetings 1,499 1,582 1,417 

Total Attendance 53,601 41,474 74,463 

Lecture Type Meetings 1,055 929 795 

Discussion Tvpe Meetings. . 332 400 476 

Members Taking Part 1.189 1,601 1,389 

Lodge Divine Services 321 307 245 

Visits in District 410 364 1,039 

Visits to other Districts ... 126 152 121 
Visits to other Grand Juris- 
dictions 39 36 45 

Visits from other Grand 

Jurisdictions 29 38 48 



A study of this summary reveals the discouraging 
features. — that fewer Supervisors for Masonic Education 
have been appointed; that there is a decrease in District 
Committees; that fewer District Meetings for Masonic 
Education were held; that only 50% of the lodges sent re- 
ports to the District Deputy Grand Masters; and that in 
only a few lodges there is some educational work at all 
regular meetings. It might be noted that lodges which re- 
ported, held 3,940 regular meetings and 3,100 emergent 
meetings, and that there was an effort in the interests of 
education in 1.340. This seems to emphasize the fact that 
m o ?t of the time is devoted to the conferring of degrees, 
and that the lodges are not convinced that something more 
should be done. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 199 

It is encouraging to note that there has been a great 
advance in the number of meetings where seme instruction 
is given, and that the attendance at such meetings is greatly 
increased. The total attendance at all meetings was re- 
ported at 266,599, which probably represents about 25% of 
the lodge members. The average attendance was around 38 
for regular and emergent meetings, and about 53 for meet- 
ings at which some work on Masonic Education was a 
feature. This is definite evidence in support of the repeated 
suggestion of your committee that educational meetings will 
increase lodge attendance. 

Twenty-five districts sent in lists of members who would 
be available for lectures and discussions, and twenty-three 
District Deputy Grand Masters or their Supervisors for 
Masonic Education made comments on the work of the Grand 
Lodge Committee. 

Your committee is deeply appreciative of the co-opera- 
tion it has received from all those members and officers who 
have shown an interest and assisted in its work. Without 
such encouragement there might be reason for some dis- 
couragement. Your committee is, therefore, convinced that 
all efforts to increase the number of well-informed members 
of the Lodges in this Grand Jurisdiction are appreciated 
and are producing favourable results. 

For your incoming Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic 
Education your increased co-operation and support is 
earnestly solicited. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

NELSON C. HART, 

Chairman. 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES' COMMISSIONS 
PRESENTED 

The Grand Master presented to M.W. Bro. 
Harold 0. Cady, Grand Master of New Hampshire, 
and to M.W. Bro. Fred C. Wilson, Grand Master of 
Saskatchewan, their commissions of appointment as 
Grand Representatives of this Grand Lodge near 
their respective Grand Lodges. M.W. Bro. Cady 
and M.W. Bro. Wilson acknowledged the appointment 
in suitable words. 



200 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

COMMITTEE OF SCRUTINEERS 

The Grand Master appointed V.W. Bro. E. B. 
Thompson, Chairman of the Committee of Scrutin- 
eers to supervise and count the vote at the election 
of Grand Lodge officers, with power to name the 
members of the Committee. 

CALLED OFF 

Grand Lodge adjourned at 12.20 p.m. 

CALLED ON 

Grand Lodge assembled at 2.15 p.m., the Grand 
Master on the Throne. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTING 
AND SUPPLIES 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. H. S. 
Johnston, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Johnston, it 
was received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee, composed of R.W. Bros. W. P. Kennedy, 
0. Stephenson, S. A. McCarey, G. H. Free, and the Chair- 
man, are pleased to submit the annual report of expenditures 
for Printing and Supplies for the past year. 

We again acknowledge our appreciation of the co- 
operation of the Chairmen of the various Grand Lodge Com- 
mittees and also our Grand Secretary and his staff by which 
it is possible to distribute copies of the Preliminary Proceed- 
ings during the communication of Grand Lodge. 

The following is an analysis of the expenditures to May 
31st: 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 201 

Constitutions $ 3,485.33 

Proceedings and mailing envelopes 2,792.72 

Printed forms, circulars, records, office stationery 

and supplies 1,405.64 

Special Stationery 49.95 

Master Masons' Certificates 1,048.95 

Grand Lodge Bulletin, 3 issues 1,642.69 



$ 10,425.28 

All printing, as you are aware, has advanced in price due 
to factors beyond our control. 

The amount for constitutions is greater because of in- 
crease in price and in quantity required due to large in- 
crease in number of candidates. 

During the year new bound registers were purchased 
at a cost of $250.00. These will last for ten or twenty years. 
We also have a considerable amount of stationery on hand. 
All this shows an increase from $687.69 in 1047 to $1,405.64 
in the past year. This item also includes all printing in 
connection with the Food Parcels Campaign. 

Master Mason Certificates are ordered every second 
year with each new Grand Master and the number has also 
been increased. 

Our printers have been most co-operative and have given 
us excellent service. They are all members of our Craft 
and are interested in our needs. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

H. S. JOHNSTON, 

Chairman. 



REPORT ON FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 

M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, Chairman, presented 
this report and read the Foreword to the Reviews. 
The Deputy Grand Master then moved, seconded 
by M.W. Bro. Copus, that the report be received 
and adopted. The motion was carried. 

GUESTS SPEAK 

During the sessions the following- distinguished 
guests, at the request of the Grand Master, ad- 
dressed Grand Lodge: 



202 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

M.W. Bro. J. F. Risher, Grand Master of South 
Carolina. 

R.W. Bro. L. F. Crothers, Deputy Grand Master of 
Quebec. 

M.W. Bro. H. P. Cole, Grand Master of Michigan. 

M.W. Bro. Roger Keith, Grand Master of Massa- 
chusetts. 

M.W. Bro. W. C. McDonald, Grand Master of Mani- 
toba. 

M.W. Bro. J. N. Hillman, Grand Secretary of Vir- 
ginia. 

M.W. Bro. C. J. Hibberd, Grand Master of Indiana. 

M.W. Bro. R. C. Davenport, Grand Secretary of 
Illinois 

M. Ex. Comp. F. W. Dean, Grand Z of Royal Arch 
Masons. 

M.W. Bro. L. S. Thomas, Grand Master of Con- 
necticut. 

M.W. Bro. M. R. Chappell, Past Grand Master of 
Nova Scotia. 



GRAND CHAPLAIN'S REPORT 

In the absence of R.W. Bro. W. L. Wright, 
Grand Chaplain, this report was presented by M.W. 
Bro. W. J. Dunlop, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by M.W. Bro. Dunlop, it 
was received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is a privilege for me to submit my report to Grand 
Lodge, although I am sorry that due to my episcopal duties 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 203 

of attending the Lambeth Conference in England, I am pre- 
vented from doing this personally. 

First of all I should like to thank you, Most Worshipful 
Sir, for your kindly interest and co-cperation in developing 
the Office of Grand Chaplain. I am also grateful to Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Dixon, our Grand Secretary, for his readiness at all 
times to be of assistance to me in my Masonic undertakings. 

My predecessor, Rt. Wor. Bro. MacLenr.an, in his report 
to Grand Lodge a year ago, suggested that a list of the Dis- 
trict Chaplains be compiled and made available to the incom- 
ing Grand Chaplain. This was an excellent idea, and your 
Grand Chaplain has in his possession a list of all the District 
Chaplains. I have been in touch with the District Chaplains, 
and have advocated a closer relationship between them and 
the lodges of their respective districts. As a result many 
letters have been received, stating that this has been the 
means of a greater mutual understanding between the Church 
and Masonry. In our day of changing interests, it is im- 
portant that there be a strong bond of union between the 
Church and Masonry, and in all my visitations, I have 
strongly advocated the importance of the brethren being 
devout and faithful members of the Church. 

Suggestions have been made to the District Deputies 
and District Chaplains regarding the wisdom of holding 
regular Church Services throughout the year. From all re- 
ports this has proved satisfactory. It might be an experi- 
ment for the coming year, if the incoming Grand Chaplain 
concurs, to hold Divine Service in the Autumn for the dis- 
tricts and individual lodges. I have been present at many 
Masonic functions throughout the province, and have been 
able to combine my episcopal duties with my Masonic obliga- 
tions in no small degree in the northern part of Ontario. 

I should like at this time to express my warmest appre- 
ciation to all the brethren of the Craft for their kindly in- 
terest shown towards me as a Grand Lodge Officer, in spon- 
soring that phase of our Masonic life which is so necessary 
to-day. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

WM. L. WRIGHT, 

Grand Chaplain. 



204 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
WARRANTS 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. B. F. 
Nott, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Nott, it was received 
and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

The Board of General Purposes, through your Committee 
on Warrants, consisting of R.W. Bro. B. F. Nott (Chair- 
man), M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, R.W. Bros. E. G. Dixon, H. 
Stanworth, C. W McRoberts and H E Foster, beg to report 
as follows: 

The application for a Warrant for Equity Lodge, under 
dispensation, of Orillia, Ontario, has been received and is in 
order. We have examined the books and records and are 
pleased to report they are also in good form and recommend 1 

That a warrant be issued to Equity Lodge to be num- 
bered 659 on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario and that it be placed in Georgian 
District. 

Your Committee further desires to report that the books 
and records are excellently kept, that the secretary has ex- 
ercised much care in making all necessary entries, especially 
in his minute book, where a substantial margin is left in 
which topical notes are entered. The books are in bound 
form and in making their records they have complied with 
the Constitution as well as the suggestions and recommend- 
ations of this Committee in former years. It is to be noted 
that Grand Lodge has consistently forbidden the use of the 
loose-leaf minute book. 

Your Committee would also suggest in accordance with 
the report of last year's Committee on Warrants that a 
Lodge Historian be appointed as speedily as possible. We 
consider this practice commendable as it may obviate the 
necessity of record-searching in later years. 

Might we also remind the Lodge of the suggestion that 
notices of meetings should be kept in bound form for the 
purpose of preserving their contents as a record of past 
service, interesting information and for future reference. 
Both of these practices should commend themselves to all 
the Lodges and we trust they will ultimately become uni- 
versal. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 205 

, Orillia is a thriving community and its geographical 
situation is well selected. Masonically speaking, it is well 
and favorably known for the high type of citizens who have 
been engaged there in Craft affairs. The number of inter- 
ested Past Masters who form a part of its membership and 
who are usually a great mainstay in any lodge, augurs well 
for the permanency and success of Equity Lodge. 

The Committee desires, again, to record its appreciation 
of the excellent condition of the books and records sent in 
by them for examination and expresses the hope that the 
same high standard of excellence will be maintained in the 
years that lie ahead. May they long continue to prosper. 

In the past eight years it may be noted that the last 
three Lodges on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Canada 
in the Province of Ontario, namely: Kenogamisis, No. 656, 
at Geraldton; Corinthian, No. 657, at Kirkland Lake, and 
Sudbury, No. 658, at Sudbury, are located in the northern 
portion of this Grand Jurisdiction and we are pleased to 
note that this activity is reaching back to Older Ontario. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

B. F. NOTT, 

Chairman. 



REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 
FOOD PARCELS FOR BRITAIN 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. J. P. 
Maher, Chairman, and on motion of M.W. Bro. R. B. 
Dargavel, seconded by R.W. Bro. Maher, it was re- 
ceived and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

When the Grand Master appointed the Special Committee 
on "Food Parcels for Britain" we accepted, knowing full well 
that without the able and enthusiastic assistance of the Dis- 
trict Deputy Grand Masters, Organizers and Masters of the 
lodges we could accomplish very little in the realization of 
our desire to assist our needy brethren in the Old Land. We 
were confident that you yould support this appeal and that 
our quota of S55.000.00 for the twelve months would be 
attained. 



206 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The programme was launched in August of last year and 
'before long "Food Parcels for Britain" was being discussed 
by the brethren in every part of the jurisdiction. Systematic 
p^ans were made by each Organizer and every lodge went 
seriously to work. It was hardly to be expected that the 
lodges throughout the jurisdiction would be sufficiently or- 
ganized to have funds to forward in September. However, 
the results were spontaneous and immediately contributions 
commenced to flow into the Grand Secretary's office. In fact, 
during the month of September when, as you know, lodges 
are only nicely getting started, we received more than suffi- 
cient money to pay our September invoices for food parcels 
for Britain. From September on through to January it was 
a revelation to watch this fund steadily grow until our 
original objective was more than doubled. This magnificent 
accomplishment was reached only by the individual, sym- 
pathetic generosity of the members of this grand old Masonic 
Order. Thanks, brethren, and may we again say, "Thank 
you for a job well done." A detailed statement of the con- 
tribution made by each lodge is being prepared and will be 
printed in the Annual Proceedings of Grand Lodge. 

We know that you will be pleased to learn that every 
lodge throughout the length and breadth of Ontario has con- 
tributed to this worthy cause. We only wish that time and 
space were available to explain to you all the splendid inci- 
dents that have taken place among the many lodges. While 
the large lodges have done remarkably well, some of those 
in the far-flung parts of the jurisdiction have possibly made 
the greatest contribution of all. For instance, a lodge with a 
membership of less than one hundred contributed more than 
$7.00 per member and, while this is a grand showing, we are 
all in agreement that those great people in the Old Country 
deserve our every support. 

You will recall that Grand Lodge paid the accounts for 
July and August, and in September we began by sending five 
hundred parcels per month to England and Scotland. This 
number was soon increased to six hundred parcels per month, 
then to six hundred and ninety-one parcels and still later to 
nine hundred parcels; and, since January of this year, we have 
been sending a total of twelve hundred parcels or twelve tons 
of food per month. 

Ireland was not included at first because your committee 
was under the impression that the people of Ireland were in 
a better position than those in England and Scotland. How- 
ever, during the early part of last fall, we were advised by a 
number of our members that the situation in Ireland was just 
as serious as it was in other parts of the British Isles and, 
therefore, after corresponding with the Grand Secretary of 
the Grand Lodge of Ireland, we immediately included Ireland 
in our food parcels programme. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 207 

As you know, the regulations of the British Government 
require that parcels be sent from an individual to an indi- 
vidual. Therefore, to insure that our parcels would go to 
our Masonic brethren and their families, we adopted the 
method of using the name of the Secretary of each of the 
lodges throughout the jurisdiction as the sender. We feel 
that this arrangement has worked out very satisfactorily, as 
we have been advised by a great number of the Secretaries 
that they have received many grateful acknowledgments; 
and, as one of our Secretaries mentioned a short time ago, 
some of the letters were really pathetic. Actually thousands 
of "thank you" letters have been received and. of course, 
time will not permit the reading of them all. However, we 
quote from one received from Cardiff, Wales. 

"I really do not know how to thank you for the very 
wonderful gift parcel received from you this week. 

"Words fail me to express our deep gratitude for the 
lovely things contained and which are so very acceptable. 

"Will you, on behalf of my sisters and myself, kindly 
thank all to whom we are indebted for this very gener- 
ous gift, and may God abundantly bless you for your 
great help to us during these very difficult days." 

And again, from Bristol, England: 

"I am very grateful for the grand food parcel I re- 
ceived yesterday. Whoever chose the various items must 
have known something of the things in short supply in 
this country, and is to be congratulated on the variety 
and choice made. 

"It was wonderful to see a whole pound of lard, a 
thing we have not seen for nine years; it represents a 
sixteen weeks' ration of cooking fat. Occasionally we 
may get a tin of "Prem" (or something similar), but it 
takes the whole of the food points for a month, and to 
get a tin without points is simply marvelous. The dried 
fruit, too, is a commodity of which we are very short and 
cost a lot of points; therefore, very welcome. 

"In fact, every item is very welcome, and receiving 
such a generous gift has made us very happy. Please 
thank all the brethren concerned." 

And again, from Right Worshipful Bro. Sydney A. White, 
Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England: 

"I cannot tell you how much the gifts are appre- 
ciated and I hear on all sides of the enjoyment and relief 
your gifts have brought to so many homes. 

"You cannot imagine the happiness your gifts bring, 
and I think there is not a Masonic area in England where 
the generosity of our brethren overseas has not been 
experienced and talked about with enthusiasm and 
gratitude." 



208 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

During the year we had many requests from members 
who desired to have parcels sent to friends in the Old 
Country. There were also those who were willing to contri- 
bute an amount sufficient to purchase one parcel and to have 
that parcel forwarded with their name as the sender, and it 
was with real regret that your committee found it necessary 
to adhere to its original policy. You can appreciate that it 
would have been difficult to keep our records in order and we 
do hope that those who made this generous offer of a gift 
parcel will understand the reason for this policy. 

During the year we have changed the contents of the 
parcel a number of times and the following is a list of the 
contents of the parcel which is going forward at the present 
time. 



1 pkg. Ogilvie Tea Biscuit 


1 Tin Chicken 


1 pkg. Complete Pie Mix 


1 Tin Savoy Custard Pdr. 


% lb. Tea 


1 lb. Sugar 


1 lb. Shortening 


1 lb. Raisins 


1 lb. Tin of Ham 


1 Tin Meat Balls 


1 Tin Steak and Onions 


1 Tin Salmon 


1 Tin Hard Candy 


1 pkg. Cake Icing 


1 Tin Plums 


1 pkg. Chocolate Cake 


1 Tin Peanuts 


Mix 



The total contributions as of the 12th July, 1948, are 
$121,362.85, and by the end of August we will have spent 
$98,344.90, which will leave a surplus of $23,017.95 to be 
applied on our Food Parcels Programme which will com- 
mence the 1st of September, 1948, and will end the 31st of 
August, 1949. 

And now, as your Chairman of "Food Parcels for Bri- 
tain," it is with a deep sense of gratitude that I take this 
opportunity of sincerely thanking all those who have worked 
so hard to make this programme such a success, and my spe- 
cial thanks to the District Deputy Grand Masters, the Organ- 
izers of the Districts, the Worshipful Masters and the 
Chairmen of the lodge committees. 

Last year it was necessary to ask for a nominal amount 
from each district as we had very little information on which 
to base our quotas. However, for the coming year we have a 
much better idea as to how much each district can reasonably 
contribute and, therefore, the quotas for the coming year 
will be of a more definite character since they will be in 
keeping with the total amount required to continue sending 
twelve hundred parcels or twelve tons per month for the 
twelve months commencing the 1st of September, 1948. 
Needless to say, the surplus carried over from this year will 
be taken into consideration when arriving at the quotas for 
"Food Parcels for Britain" for the coming year. In order to 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 209 

assure the same success next year, it is extremely necessary 
that an early start be made and, therefore, the fall pro- 
gramme should be commenced with the opening of the lodges 
in September, 

Early in August a letter will be sent to the Organizers 
setting out the new quotas and announcing next year's pro- 
gramme, along with a letter to the District Deputy Grand 
Masters and to the lodges throughout the jurisdiction. 

As we all know, the need is still great in the Old Land 
and this fact has been further confirmed by Right Worship- 
ful Bro. Sydney A. White, who in a recent letter states that 
the food parcels have been a godsend to Masonic families and 
he modestly assures us that the continuation of our assist- 
ance will be greatly appreciated. 

In conclusion, may we again appeal to your kindness and 
generosity and solicit on behalf of "Food Parcels for Britain" 
your wholehearted co-operation and support during the com- 
ing months. Again we thank each and every one of the 
brethren who have made such a grand success of this pro- 
gramme on behalf of our Masonic brethren and their loved 
ones in the Old Land. 



Fraternally submitted. 



JAMES P. MAHER, 

Chairman. 



The Food Parcels for Britain Committee is composed of: 

M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson R.W. Bro. J. A. Hearn 

M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel R.W. Bro. Geo. F. Clark 

M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon 

M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop W. Bro. Norman C. Urquhart 

M.W. Bro. C S. Hamilton R W. Bro. James P. Maher, 

Chairman, 



MO GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



FOOD PARCELS FOR BRITAIN FUND 



Amounts contributed to July 31, 1948 



ALGOMA DISTRICT 



287 Shuniah $ 292.50 

415 Fort William 700.00 

458 Royal 125.00 

499 Port Arthur 101.00 

511 Connaught 167.00 



584 Kaministiquia 
6 IS Thunder Bay 
636 Hornepayne ... 
656 Kenogamisis . 



205.00 

- 123.00 

65.00 

- 315.00 

$2,093.50 



BRANT DISTRICT 



35 St. Johns 

45 Brant 

82 St. Johns 
106 Burford _ 
113 Wilson ... 

121 Doric 

193 Scotland . 



76.00 
300.00 

90.00 
100.00 
246.00 
400.00 
145.00 



243 St. George 
319 Hiram _.._ 



329 King Solomon 

505 Lynden 

508 Ozias 

515 Reba 

519 Onondaga 



81.00 
. 112.00 

68.00 

80.00 
.. 275.00 
. 337.00 

28.00 

$2,338.00 



BRUCE DISTRICT 



131 St. Lawrence 

197 Saugeen 

235 Aldworth 

262 Harriston 

315 Clifford 

362 Maple Leaf ... 



81.00 
215.10 
109.00 
103.50 

74.70 
144.00 



393 Forest 

396 Cedar 

429 Port Elgin 

431 Moravian _ 

432 Hanover 

436 Burns 



- 200.00 

- 304.00 
. 102.00 

75.00 

. 190.00 

72.00 

$1,670.30 



46 Wellington 
245 Tecumseh .. 
255 Sydenham . 
267 Parthenon 

274 Kent 

282 Lome _... 

312 Pnyx _ 



CHATHAM DISTRICT 

__$ 100.00 327 Hammond 35.00 

._ 200.00 336 Highgate 237.00 

_ 175.00 390 Florence _ _ 50.75 

_ 40.00 391 Howard 174.50 

_ 125.00 422 Star of the East _ 86.00 

_ 75.00 457 Century _ 67.00 

_ 163.00 563 Victory __ 220.00 



21a St. Johns _ .. 


. $ 


.STERN 

140.50 
251.00 
106.25 
48.00 
31.00 
90.00 
55.00 
55.00 
67.50 


DISTRICT 

418 Maxville 


$1,748.25 
60.00 


125 Cornwall _ - 


439 Alexandria 

450 Hawkesbury _ 


50.30 

145.00 




— 


50.00 


186 Plantagenet .. . . . 


458 Wales ., 

480 Williamsburg .... 

491 Cardinal 

557 Finch _ 


75.00 


207 Lancaster 




50.00 


256 Farran's Point 




80.00 


320 Chesterville ..... ... 




104.00 


383 Hfndprson 




596 Martintown 


35.00 










$1,493.55 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 



211 



FRONTENAC DISTRICT 



3 Ancient St. Johns 

9 Union _._ 

92 Cataraqui 

109 Albion 

119 Maple Leaf 



146 Prince of Wales .... 

137 Simpson 

201 Leeds - 

228 Prince Arthur _ 



344.00 


253 Minden 


288.96 


208.00 


299 Victoria 


56.00 


383.50 


404 T,ome 


58.00 


197.00 


441 Westport 


36.00 


118.00 


460 Rideau 


36.00 


64.00 


497 St. Andrew's 


86.20 


80.00 




. _ .... 106.00 


216.00 


585 Royal Edward _ 


.__ 196.15 


88.00 




17.00 










$2,578.81 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT 



90 Manito 


? 


96 Corinthian _ 


137 Pythagoras _ 


192 Orillia _ ...... 


230 Kerr 


234 Beaver _ 


236 Manitoba 




249 Caledonia 


266 Northern Light 

285 Seven Star 



286.50 
100.00 
131.70 
450.00 
119.00 
87.00 
50.00 
100.00 
101.00 
108.00 



304 Minerva _ 
348 Georgian 

385 Spry 

444 Nitetis _ 

466 Coronation 

467 Tottenham 
470 Victoria _ 
492 Karnak 



538 Earl Kitchener 
659 Equity . 



39.25 
37.00 
25.00 
154.00 
48.00 
27.00 
30.00 
83.05 
22.00 
25.00 

$2,023.50 



88 St. George's 
200 St. Alban's - 

216 Harris 

306 Durham 

322 North Star 

333 Prince Arthur 



;rey d: 

330.00 
100.00 


[STRICT 

334 Prince Arthur -. 
377 T("rn<» 


105.50 

..... 137.00 


200.00 


421 fVott 


70.00 


77.00 
452.50 


449 Dundalk 

490 Hiram . . 


70.00 

71.00 


151.00 






$1,764.00 



HAMILTON DISTRICT "A' 



6 Barton 

40 St. Johns 

100 Valley 

135 St. Clair 
165 Burlington 
272 Seymour _ 
291 Dufferin 
324 Temple 



-.$1,000.00 
_ 659.00 
.. 445.00 
_ 231.00 
_ 351.50 
_ 173.00 
217.00 
_ 522.81 



357 Waterdown _ 

400 Oakville . 

475 Dundurn 

513 Corinthian 

551 Tuscan 

562 Hamilton 

602 Hugh Murray 

603 Campbell _ _ 



175.00 
100.00 
475.00 
669.50 
397.60 
360.50 
434.13 
99.55 



$6,310.59 



HAMILTON DISTRICT "B" 



7 Union . 
27 Strict Observance 
57 Harmony 


_.$ 291.00 
_ 845.00 
__ 276.68 
— 1,215.00 
_ 150.09 
_ 256.00 
_ 102.00 
450.00 


544 Lincoln .... 

549 Ionic 

550 Buchanan _ 


75.00 

.... 320.50 

... 250.00 

400.00 


62 St. Andrews 

166 Wentworth _._ 

185 Enniskillen _ - 


593 St. Andrews 

594 Hillcrest - 

639 B^a'-h 


500.00 

_ 250.00 

301.00 


382 Doric _. 


654 Ancient Landmarks . 


250 00 




..... 400.00 






$6,332.27 



212 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



LONDON DISTRICT 



20 St. John's 

42 St. George's _.. 

64 Kilwinning 

107 St. Paul's 

190 Belmont 

195 Tuscan 

209a St. John's 

289 Doric 

300 Mount Olivet - 
330 Corinthian 

344 Merrill 

345 Nilestown 



261.55 358 Delaware Valley ..._ 43.00 

142.00 378 King Solomon's 200.00 

317.60 379 Middlesex _ 55.00 

54.94 380 Union _ 326.75 

251.81 388 Henderson 112.00 

740.00 394 Kinpr Solomon 89.00 

661.86 399 Moffat ...._ _ 10.00 

62.00 529 Myra _ 38.50 

45.00 580 Acacia 150.00 

302.75 597 Temple __ 281.32 

120.00 610 Ashlar _ 107.00 

95.80 



$4,467.88 



352 Granite 

360 Muskoka 

376 Unity 

409 Golden Rule 



MUSKOKA DISTRICT 



144.94 

240.00 

37.00 



423 Strong 

434 Algonquin 
443 Powassan 



55.00 454 Corona 



NIAGARA DISTRICT "A" 



62.00 


66.50 


70.00 


..... 134.94 



$ 810.38 



2 Niagara 

15 St. George's 

32 Amity 

103 Maple Leaf . 

115 Ivy 

221 Mountain 



150.00 
300.00 


277 Seymour 
296 Temple ., 


. 100.00 
150.00 


645.00 
519.00 
503.60 
170.00 


338 Dufferin 

502 Coronation 

614 Adanac _ _ _ 

616 Perfection 


120.00 

100.00 

101.82 

_ 184.00 




$3,043.42 



NIAGARA DISTRICT "B" 



105 St. Marks 
IKS Mprritt 


._$ 200.00 
__ 664.39 


169 Macnab 


205.00 


">54 Cliftnn 


384.00 


337 Myrtlo 


51,66 


372 Palmer 

373 Copestone 


239.25 

282.15 



471 King Edward VII 

535 Phoenix _ 

573 Adoniram _ 

613 Fort Erie 

615 Dominion 

626 Stamford - 

Miscellaneous - 



40.00 

_ 100.00 

250.00 

118.00 

66.25 

. 582.61 

16.00 

$3,199.31 



NIPISSING EAST DISTRICT 



405 Mattawa 

420 Nipissing 

447 Sturgeon Falls 
462 Temiskaming _ 



100.00 

350.00 

100.00 

70.00 



485 Haileybury 

486 Silver _ 

507 Elk Lake 
617 North Bay 



116.00 

100.00 

69.00 

. 190.00 

$1,095.00 



NIPISSING WEST DISTRICT 



412 Keystone _ 

427 Nickel 

442 Dyment 

455 Doric 

469 Algoma 

472 Gore Bay 

487 Penewobikong 



$ 708.26 

_ 350.00 

_ 105.00 

..... 159.00 

_ 425.00 



527 Espanola 
536 Algonquin 
588 National 

622 Lome _ 

625 Hatherly 



111.50 658 Sudbury 
100.00 



_ 190.00 

_ 323.00 

_ 145.11 

89.00 

154.50 

165.50 

$3,025.87 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



213 



NORTH HURON DISTRICT 



93 Northern Light 

162 Forest 

184 Old Light 

225 Bernard 

276 Teeswater 

284 St. Johns 



75.00 
46.00 
73.00 
95.00 
54.50 


286 Wingham - 

303 Blyth 

314 Blair . 

331 Fordwich 


77.50 

25.00 

57.00 

27.00 

30.00 


34.00 


56S Hullett 


15.00 









ONTARIO DISTRICT 



609.00 



17 St. John's ...... 

26 Ontario _ 


.. — $ 


165.50 

79.00 

209.00 

135.50 

141.20 

84.20 

86.00 


114 Hope 

139 Lebanon 

270 Cedar 

325 Orono 


53.50 

143.27 


30 Composite .... 





218.45 

79-30 


39 Mount Zion 





428 Fidelity 


66.25 




649 Temple 

Miscellaneous 


_ 135.00 


91 Colborne _ 





26.00 




$1,627.17 



OTTAWA DISTRICT 



52 Dalhousie .. — 


$ 863.98 


459 Cobden _. 


164.50 


58 Doric 


786.00 


465 Carleton 


299.00 


63 St. John's 


234.00 


476 Corinthian 

479 Russell 


363.00 


122 Renfrew 


309.00 


75.00 


128 Pembroke 


236.00 


516 Enterprise 


137.25 


147 Mississippi . .. . 


100.00 


517 Hazeldean 


64.00 


148 Civil Service . 


. 430.00 


526 Ionic 


. . _. _ 475.44 


159 Goodwood 


40.00 


558 Sidney Albert 


Luke 411.57 


177 The Builders 


840.00 


560 St. Andrew's 


381.00 




152.55 

333.00 




.. 402.24 


231 Lodge of Fidelity 


564 Ashlar 


..._ 373.00 


264 Chaudiere 


502.70 


590 Defenders 


329.50 


371 Prince of Wales - 


425.00 


595 Rideau 


644.00 


433 Bonnechere 


53.00 


Miscellaneous 


„ 45.00 




$9,469.73 



PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT 



101 Corinthian 


....$ 575.00 


126 Golden Rule 


.... 297.40 


145 J. B. Hall 


82.00 


155 Peterborough . 


.... 552.00 


161 Percy . .. . _ „ 


49.00 


223 Norwod _._ _ 


88.00 



313 Clementi _ 156.70 

374 Keene 55.00 

435 Havelock _ _.._ 137.00 

523 Royal Arthur 255.00 

633 Hastings 64.00 



$2 311.10 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT 



11 Moira 


$ 350.30 


18 Prince Edward 


.... 169.87 


29 United 


61.00 


38 Trent 


. . 300.50 


48 Madoc 


74.00 


50 Consecon 


_ 58.00 


69 Stirling 


87.52 


.23 Belleville 


... 391.00 



127 Franck 74.25 

164 Star in the East _ 100.00 

215 Lake 50.50 

222 Marmora 108.65 

239 Tweed 77.84 

283 Eureka _ 363.08 

401 Craig _ 73.00 

482 Bancroft 61.00 



$2,400.51 



214 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



SARNIA DISTRICT 



56 Victoria 


..... ..$ 176.00 


307 Arkona .... 


— , 40.00 


81 St. Johns _. .. .. 


.. 55.50 


323 Alvinston 


22.00 


83 Beaver „ 


„. 160.00 


328 Ionic 


51.00 


116 Cassia 


55.00 


392 Huron 


..... _ _._ 50.00 


153 Burns ...... 


_ 56.00 


397 Leopold . 


71.00 


158 Alexandra 


51.25 


419 Liberty .... 


_ _ 400.00 


1*4 Petrolia ...... 


_ 126.50 


425 St. Clair 


25.00 


238 Havelock _ 


60.00 


437 Tuscan _ 


. .... _ 230.00 


260 Washington __ 


100.00 


503 Inwood _.. 


. _.. _.... 86.00 


263 Forest . _ 


25.00 


601 St. Paul . 


83.88 


294 Moore _ _ 


28.00 








$1,952.13 



SOUTH HURON" DISTRICT 



33 Maitland 

73 St. James ...... 

84 Clinton _ 

133 Lebanon Forest 

141 Tudor 

144 Tecumseh _ _. 

154 Irving 

170 Britannia 

224 Huron 



112.00 


233 Doric 


20.00 


60.00 
105.00 
195.00 


309 Morning Star . 

332 Stratford . , 

456 Elma 


73.00 

166.00 

32.50 


48.00 




24.00 


320.00 
40.00 
90.00 


483 Granton _ - 

574 Craig 

609 Tavistock 


53.00 
28.00 
33.70 


30.00 






$1,430.20 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT 



5 Sussex _ 

14 True Britons 

24 St. Francis _ 

25 Mount Zion ... 
55 Merrickville 

74 St. James 

85 Rising Sun ... 

110 Central _ 

209 Evergreen 

242 Macoy 



360.50 


368 Salem ...._ 


500.00 


133.50 

115.00 


370 Harmony 


75.00 

45.00 


154.00 
64.00 
36.00 


389 Crystal Fountain 

416 Lyn 

489 Osiris ... 


35.00 

38.00 

135.00 


52.50 


504 Otter _ 


19.00 


63.57 


556 Nation 


72.50 


58.00 
42.25 


650 Fidelity 


20.00 


$2,018.82 



ST. THOMAS DISTRICT 



44 St. Thomas 

94 St. Mark's 

120 Warren _ 

140 Malahide 

171 Prince of Wales 
232 Cameron 



183.00 


302 St. David's 


200.00 


51.30 


364 Dufferin 


59.00 


50.00 


386 McColl 


25.00 


94.00 


411 Rodney 


63.00 


37.00 


546 Talbot 


311.50 


100.50 


Miscellaneous 


50.00 




$1,224.30 



TEMISKAMING DISTRICT 



506 Porcupine _...$ 141.00 

528 Golden Beaver ... 169.00 

530 Cochrane 174.50 

534 Englehart _. 87.00 



540 Abitibi 

623 Doric 


101.76 

305.50 


64S Spruce Falls 

657 Corinthian 


703.00 

64.00 








$1,745.76 



TORONTO, ON1ARIO, 194* 



216 



TORONTO DISTRICT "A" 

229 Ionic $ 345.00 566 King Hiram — _ 

305 Humber 227.50 575 Fidelity 

346 Occident -...- 250.00 582 Sunnyside 

356 River Park 23.55 583 Transportation — 

369 Mimic© 154.95 587 Patricia 

426 Stanley 294.50 599 Mt. Dennis 

474 Victoria 330.00 600 Maple Leaf 

501 Connaught 278.00 605 Melita 

510 Parkdale 241.50 619 Runnymede 

522 Mt. Sinai 500.00 630 Prince of Wales 

524 Mississauga 218.00 632 Long Branch 

525 Temple 455.50 640 Anthony Sayer _ 

531 High Park 1,000.00 645 Lake Shore 

548 General Mercer _ 429.50 652 Memorial 

565 Kilwinning L__ 1,070.00 655 Kingsway 



16 St. Andre w'a 

25 Ionic 

75 St. John's 

87 Markham Union 

136 Richardson 

218 Stevenson 

220 Zeredatha 



269 Brougham Union 

316 Doric 

339 Orient , 

843 Georgina 

354 Brock 

424 Doric 

430 Acacia 



464 King Edward 



TORONTO DISTRICT "B" 

...... $ 400.00 473 Beaches 

335.19 494 Riverdale 

329.70 520 Coronati 

64.00 532 Canada 

182.00 543 Imperial 

300.00 545 John Ross Robertson.. 

58.00 552 Queen City — 

52.00 567 St. Aidan's 

500.00 576 Mimosa — 

300.00 612 Birch Cliff 

800.00 620 Bay of Quinte 

25.00 637 Caledonia - 

100.00 647 Todmorden 

492.82 651 Dentonia ._ 

50.00 653 Scarboro 



_ 250.00 

_ 238.50 

_ 221.29 

_ 346.00 

... 255.00 

.. 425.00 

84.00 

_ 237.00 

_ 145.00 

... 154.00 

.. 188.00 

.. 199.00 

_ 215.30 

95.00 

_ 1,035.30 

$9,906.39 



405.00 
400.00 
350.00 
406.05 
273.00 
600.00 
400.00 
109.00 
423.85 
188.50 
213.50 
672.00 
225.00 
200.00 
122.00 



TORONTO DISTRICT "C" 



22 King Solomon's 

23 Richmond 

65 Rehoboam 

79 Simcoe 

86 "Wilson 

97 Sharon 

99 Tuscan 

129 Rising Sun 

156 York 

247 Ashlar _.... -._ 

265 Patterson 

326 Zetland - 

438 Harmony _ 

481 Corinthian _ 



521.00 
89.00 
701.00 
171.69 
430.00 
45.25 
174.00 
148.75 
,200.50 
750.00 
196.07 
979.48 
471.00 
265.00 



512 Malone 

542 Metropolitan 

553 Oak wood 

577 St. Clair 

581 Harcourt 

591 North Gate 

592 Fairbank _ 

606 Unity 

607 Golden Fleece 

629 Grenville 

634 Delta 

638 Bedford _ 

646 Rowland .-..- 



TORONTO DISTRICT "D" 



54 Vaughan .... 

98 True Blue 

118 Union _.... 

292 Robertson ... 
311 Blackwood 
367 St. George 

384 Alpha 

410 Zeta - 

468 Peel 



496 University . 
514 St. Alban's 
533 Shamrock . 
537 Ulster „ 



105.00 

80.00 

68.00 

30.00 

109.00 

550.00 

350.00 

500.00 

135.00 

414.50 

250.00 

140.00 

400.00 



541 Tuscan 

547 Victory 

559 Palestine 

570 Dufferin __ 

571 Antiquity 

572 Mizpah _... 

586 Remembrance 

589 Grey 

611 Huron-Bruce . 
635 Wellington _.. 

643 Cathedral 

644 Simcoe 



$8,976.61 



74.00 

. 200.00 

. 275.00 

280.55 

200.00 

. 609.00 

200.00 

. 350.00 

.. 300.00 

375.50 

300.00 

450.00 

30.00 

$9,786.79 

359.10 

... 310.00 

320.12 

453.00 

150.00 

.. 100.00. 

... 200.00 

... 325.00 

... 160.00 

... 635.26 

75.00 

... 260.00 



$6,478.98 



216 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



77 Faithful Brethren 

268 Verulam _ 

375 Lome _ — 

398 Victoria — 

406 Spry _ _ 

408 Murray 



VICTORIA DISTRICT 

..-.$ 542.60 440 Arcadia . 58.00 

_ 108.00 451 Somerville - 40.00 

60.00 463 North Entrance 63.00 

50.00 477 Harding 98.00 

75.00 498 King George V 88.00 

80.00 608 Gothic _ 125.00 



72 Alma „ 


WEL 

_ _._$ 


.LINGTO! 

700.00 
800.00 
87.50 
494.00 
101.00 
106.00 
362.08 
384.90 
268.99 
110.00 
100.00 


* DISTRICT 

295 Conestogo 

297 Preston 

318 Wilmot ...-. ... 

321 Walker 


$1,388.00 
_ 100.00 


151 Grand River 




..... 200.00 


172 Ayr _ 




145.00 


180 Speed _ 

203 Irvine _ - 




_ 275.00 

_... 338.00 


205 New Dominion 

219 Credit 

257 Gait _ _ 


361 Waverley 

509 Twin City 

539 Waterloo ... _ 

628 Glenrose 

Miscellaneous 


820.75 

900.00 

702.52 


258 Guelph 

271 Wellington 





75.00 
200.00 


279 New Hope 










$7,270.74 



WESTERN DISTRICT 



414 Pequonga _ $ 262.00 

417 Keewatin 48.00 

445 Lake of the Woods ..... 150.00 

446 Granite 51.00 



461 Ionic _ 126.28 

484 Golden Star 85.00 

518 Sioux Lookout _ 130.00 

631 Manitou 50.00 



$ 902.28 



10 Norfolk 

37 King Hiram 

43 King Solomon's 

68 St. John's 

76 Oxford 

78 King Hiram 

104 St. John's 

108 Blenheim 

149 Erie 

174 Walsingham 



WILSON DISTRICT 

..$ 162.00 178 Plattsville - 51.00 

141.00 181 Oriental 66.00 

. 391.50 217 Frederick 75.00 

110.50 237 Vienna 60.00 

500.00 250 Thistle 50.00 

283.00 259 Springfield 75.00 

116.00 261 Oak Branch 46.50 

20.00 359 Vittoria _ 80.64 

. 101.00 569 Doric 50.00 

. 215.60 624 Dereham _ 60.00 



$2.654.6"4 



34 Thistle ... 

41 St. George's 

47 Great Western 

290 Leamington 

395 Parvaim 

402 Central 

403 Windsor 

413 Naphtali _ 

448 Xenophon 

488 King Edward . 



WINDSOR DISTRICT 

$ 41.00 500 Rose 120.00 

.... 110.00 521 Ontario 289.45 

350.00 554 Border Cities 143.00 

150.00 579 Harmony _ 163.00 

49.00 598 Dominion 76.00 

100.00 604 Palace 100.00 

130.00 627 Pelee 31.50 

53.00 641 Garden 141.50 

151.00 642 SI. Andrew's 121.00 

80.00 



Interest 

Miscellaneous 

TOTAL 



$2,398.45 



377.23 
2,632.34 



.$121,555.80 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1948 217 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

The report was presented by R.W. Bro. J. A. 
Hearn, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Hearn, it was 
received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee on Benevolence submits for your con- 
sideration, the annual report for the year ending May 31st, 
L948. 

In the fiscal year just closed, disbursements for Benevo- 
lence were as follows: 

Grants from General Fund $ 66,915.00 

grants from Interest from Combined Memorial 

and Semi-Centennial Funds 10,825.00 

rotal Grants from Grand Lodge Funds $77,740.00 



Your Committee has no record of amounts expended by 
constituent lodges. Any figures that we m.ght insert would 
3e an estimate. A conservative figure would be $75,000.00. 
Four Committee, with the cc-cperation of the Distiict Deputy 
Srand Masters, hope to have a more accurate lepo.t at 
)ur next Annual Communication, of the amount of benevc- 
ence contributed annually by the local lodges. We believe 
ve should have such information for our records. 

At a recent meeting your Committee considered 390 
ipplications for benevolence of which 86 we.e new. B.ethren, 
;here is a lot of misery in this world and a lot cf it is 
•ight in our own back-yard! Despite a high level of employ- 
nent, despite a high level of national income, and despite 
ill the agencies which are intended to relieve the necessities 
)f man, we found many extreme cases in the applications just 
•eviewed. The bewildered widow and dependents suddenly 
cut off from their source of income; those living on old age 
pensions trying to provide for food, clothing and shelter, and 
;hose stricken with sickness and disease and not eligible for 
pension — these are the people that we are trying to help, and 
t would appear that they are extremely grateful. 

After careful analysis cf the applications and s r me 
3ending further investigation, your Committee is asking 



218 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Grand Lodge to approve of the following appropriation for 
the period ending May 31st, 1949: 

From the General Fund $ 68,000.00 

From Interest from Memorial and Semi-Centen- 

nial Funds 12,000.00 

Total $ 80,000.00 



The Committee have examined and approved of disburse- 
ments from the Special Emergency Fund. We recommend 
an additional 82,000.00 be deposited' in the Trust Fund to be 
dispersed by the supervisor in cases of special emergency. 
We further recommend that additional amounts be placed in 
this Trust Fund if needed and when approved by the Grand 
Treasurer, the President of the Board and the Chairman of 
the Committee. 

A special grant was made during the year as authorized 
in rule 11 A. This grant was approved by the Most Wor- 
shipful the Grand Master, the Grand Treasurer and the Chair- 
man of the Committee. Your Committee on Benevolence con- 
curs in this action. 

Your Committee recommends that the subscription to the 
Masonic Relief Association of the United States and Canada 
be continued. 

Your Committee is not unmindful of the splendid work 
accomplished by local boards of relief of which there are ten, 
situated at Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Ottawa, 
Peterboro, Stratford, Toronto, Windsor and Woodstock. Some 
boards concern themselves with transient assistance only. 
They are all to be congratulated for their co-operation and 
assistance. 

There are a few requests for benevolence coming direct 
to Grand Lodge without the previous knowledge of the local 
lodge. May I suggest that the Worshipful Masters check 
frequently with their own Chairman of Benevolence to make 
sure he is fully aware of any assistance required among his 
members or of any of their dependents. This is not intended 
as soliciting benevolence but if the need is there I am sure 
you want to know first. You will find Grand Lodge ready 
and willing to help. 

Most lodges are enjoying a high level of activity. I 
hope each lodge is taking advantage of the present situation 
to build up their benevolent fund. A percentage of the initi- 
ation fee is a good plan; probably 25%, and earmarked for 
benevolence purposes only. You are aware that Grand Lodge 
assistance is supplementary to that of the local lodge. Keep 



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your benevolence fund in good condition — you may need it — 
remember the 1930's! 

The Committee suffered a great loss of one of their 
personnel, Most Worshipful Brother T. C. Wardley, who 
passed away last fall. He was a former Chairman of this 
Committee, keenly interested in this phase of Masonic work. 
His advice and counsel is a distinct loss. 

Usually on each committee there is one who carries 
the load, and in this case it is not the chairman but it is the 
Supervisor of Benevolence, Most Worshipful Brother R. B. 
Dargavel. The service he is rendering cannot be measured 
by dollars and cents alone, but by the personal service of 
counsel and guidance to our brethren and their dependents. 
It has been a liberal education to have been associated with 
one whose understanding, tact and wisdom has meant so 
much to so many. 

I would like at this time to express my personal appre- 
ciation to the personnel of this Committee for their co-oper- 
ation during the past year. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



J. A. HEARX, 

Chairman. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
FRATERNAL DEAD 

The report of this Committee was presented by 
R.W. Bro. R. B. Pow, Chairman, and on motion of 
the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. 
Pow, it was received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Even as the voice of the Junior Warden is heard in the 
south, calling the brethrein from labour to refreshment, so 
comes the voice of the Great Architect, calling upon the 
brethren, one by one, to lay aside the implements of labour 
and repair to the rest and refreshment of the Grand Lodge 
Above. 



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For some, worn and wearied by the heat and burden of a 
long day, the injunction may be considered as a happy 
release. For some, tempest-driven and dispirited by mis- 
fortune and calamity, it may be looked upon as a benediction. 
But when brethren are summoned in the heyday of their 
manhood, full of the joy of living, and with the blueprints 
of many useful years of endeavour spread out before them, 
we are prone to look upon it as dire and stark tragedy. 

Although Masonry may have inculcated within us a due 
regard for the dispensations of Divine Providence, our limita- 
tions often prevent us from recognizing this Divine agency 
when it runs counter to our own plans and designs. We see 
through a glass darkly; we know only in part; more especial- 
ly when death stalks uninvited into our midst and, with 
seeming careless indifference, removes one or the other of 
the companions of our toil. 

We lack the simple faith which inspired the Scottish 
ploughman to cry: 

"Thou Power Supreme, Whose mighty scheme 
Those woes of mine fulfil, 
Here firm I rest, they must be best 
Because they are Thy will." 

We of this Grand Lodge have had reason ever and anon 
to ponder over the mysterious workings of the Divinity that 
shapes our ends. 

Even as we last met in session, two of our Elder States- 
men, rich in experience and venerated in the hearts of their 
brethren, slipped their moorings and sailed on the ebb tide 
into the glory of the setting sun. Affectionately esteemed in 
life, in death they were not divided. More recently we were 
forced to stand idly by as the frail barque, laden with the 
hopes and aspirations of one of our brightest characters, was 
dashed on the rocks and destroyed by an inexplicable and 
unpredictable tempest. 

All down through the ranks of Grand Lodge the story is 
the same: age and experience fulfil their allotted tasks and 
go hence; youth and enthusiasm are cut off in the midst of 
their years. In each instance Masonry is the loser. 

But Masonry would be poor indeed if all it inherited from 
its departed brethren was a recital of their ranks and titles 
in an obituary column. No man liveth to himself and, in all 
our Masonic living, we build up an influence which may even 
cut ast our memories in the hearts and minds of those with 
whom we have trodden the mosaic pavement. 

There is, therefor, need that we walk warily, for such an 
influence may be as a two-edged sword. It might serve to 



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bolster the theory of the pagan apologist who said, "The 
evil that men do lives after them," or it could confirm the 
higher authority and nobler conception of Masonry which 
declares, "Blessed are the dead: their works do follow them." 
Therein lies the secret of Masonry's existence as a moral 
force down through the ages and the sign-manual of its 
future usefulness to mankind. 

Masonry would long ago have passed into oblivion if all 
it could gather from the past was a record of the faults and 
foibles, the sordid things, the errors of judgment and the 
venial offences of its ancient brethren. But Masonry has 
grown and flourished through the lofty ideals emanating 
from the hearts and minds of those who laid its foundations: 
from the charity and brotherly love which permeated the 
lives of its progenitors, whether humble or noble; from the 
self-sacrifice, the devotion and the faith of that goodly 
fellowship which trod the straight and undeviating path 
from darkness to light. They rest from their labours but, 
truly, their works are made manifest. 

What is true of the past is equally applicable to-day. 
Can we scan the roll of our departed brethren in this year 
of grace without visualizing how the plans and designs on 
which they laboured, lovingly and earnestly, will see their 
fruition in our superstructure of the future? Can we esti- 
mate the value of their contribution, of deed and of thought, 
to the blossoming of Masonic concept and the propagation of 
Masonic impulse in our great and growing brotherhood ? 
Can we doubt that, even as we draw our inspiration from 
the truly great Masons of the past, the life and example of 
those whom we have loved and lost awhile will, one day, 
provide the vital spark which will animate generations of 
Masons yet unborn ? Neither the twenty-four-inch gauge 
nor the compasses can determine nor delimit the abiding 
contribution of those departed brethren in the cause of 
Masonry, past, present and future. 

But it is necessary that we remind ourselves that the 
Junior Warden not only calls from labour to refreshment: 
he calls from refreshment to labour. 

The ethereal mansion veiled from mortal eyes is a house 
of many rooms and many activities, and the Mason who 
enters therein is merely passing from this restricted sphere 
of usefulness to a wider and higher service. We tell our- 
selves that this is the entrance to a better life, but imagina- 
tion fails in its endeavour to picture what that implies. Yet 
the eye of faith may permit us to see our brethren, freed 



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from mortal limitations and untrammelled by human con- 
ceptions, building anew the temple of their spiritual habita- 
tion, in the full light of eternal day, from the Master Plan 
of the Great Architect. 

How firm will be the foundation, how stately and strong 
the supporting pillars, how gracious the proportions of their 
house, not made by hands, eternal in the Heavens. 

We are reminded that the tributes we pay to the dead 
are useful only as lessons to the living. 

When we recall the notable contribution to Masonic 
progress which is represented by those brethren whose 
memory we now venerate, when we think of their zeal for 
the institution, their enthusiasm and their energy, their 
deeds of charity and brotherly love, their devotion to their 
individual lodges and to this Grand Lodge, their services to 
the communities in which they resided, their influence as 
members of the Church and as high priests of the home, 
we cannot but feel that on us a great responsibility is laid 
and to us a great opportunity is afforded. 

We are the heirs to the promises: we are the stewards of 
a noble inheritance. The builders are smitten and we, who 
have learned the rudiments of the Craft by appreciating and 
admiring their curious and masterly workmanship, are now 
called upon to take up the tools, fallen from their nerveless 
grasp, and continue to build. 

They made mistakes and so shall we. They ofttimes 
became faint and discouraged, and we cannot expect an 
easier lot. Sometimes they had to tear down and rebuild, 
and our superstructure will, undoubtedly, develop flaws and 
weaknesses which we ourselves must amend. But line upon 
line, precept upon precept, they patiently, laboriously and 
methodically fashioned for us this goodly heritage: this 
Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, to have, 
to hold and to pass on to our successors when we shall have 
performed our allotted task and are, in God's good time and 
in His great mercy, found worthy of advancement. 

To those who have been sorely bereaved by the severance 
of earthly ties, the families and friends of our honoured 
dead, this Grand Lodge extends its deepest sympathy, com- 
mending them to the love and care of the Most High, for 
it is He who restores the broken columns and binds up the 
broken hearts. 

The following past officers of the Grand Lodge have 
passed to the Grand Lodge Above 1 



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M.W. BRO. TIMOTHY CLARK WARDLEY 

Grand Master, 1943-44 
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1893. 
Died, 28th November, 1947. 

Initiated in Irvine Lodge, No. 203, Elora, Ont., 1916. 
Worshipful Master, 1922. 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1927. 
Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Illinois. 
Member of Board of General Purposes, 1931 until his death. 
Deputy Grand Master, 1941. 
Grand Master, 1943-44. 

R.W. BRO. HARRY J. ALEXANDER 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1926 
Born in Norfolk County. 20th October, 1876. 
Died, 29th January, 1948. 

Initiated in Vittoria Lodge, No. 359, Vittoria, Ont., 1902. 
Worshipful Master, Humber Lodge, No. 305, Weston, 1911. 

R.W. BRO. FRANK PEARSON ANDERSON 

District Deputy Grand Master, 1932 
Born in Islington, Ont., 1S74. 
Died, 20th July. 1947. 

Initiated in Mimico Lodge, No. 369, Lambton Mills, Ont., 1900. 
Affiliated with Loverna Lodge, Saskatchewan, 1929. 
Worshipful Master Loverna Lodge, 1931. 
D.D.G.M., Saskatchewan, 1932. 

Affiliated with Bernard Lodge, No. 225, Listowel. Ont., 1937. 
Worshipful Master, Bernard Lodge, No. 225, 1940. 

R.W. BRO. EDWARD BLANCHARD 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1920 
Born in Scott Township County, Ont., 1879. 
Died, 15th October, 1947. 

Initiated in Nitetis Lodge, No. 444. Creemore, Ont., 1908. 
Affiliated with Brock Lodge, No. 354, Cannington, Ont., 1910. 
Worshipful Master, 1917. 

R.W. BRO. WILLIAM JAMES BODKIN 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1929 
Born, Camden Township, Kent County, Ont., 1868. 
Died, 28th November, 1947. 

Initiated in Florence Lodge, No. 390, Florence, Ont., 1895. 
Worshipful Master, 1897. 



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K.W. BHO. ALONZO JOHNSTON BROWN 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1911 

Born in Lambton Mills, Ont., 1865. 

Died, 20th July, 1947. 

Initiated in iork Lodge, No. 156, Toronto, Ont., 1897. 

Worshipful Master, 1904. 

R.W. BRO. JOSEPH ALBERT BURNETT 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1943 
Born in Devon County, England, 1884. 
Died, 10th June, 1947. 
Initiated in Loyalty Lodge, No. 348, G.R.E., Bermuda, B.W.I. , 

1905. 
Affiliated with Tuscan Lodge. No. 541, Toronto, 1918. 
Worshipful Master, 1933. 

R.W. BRO. GEORGE AVERY CASS 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1936 

Born in L'Orignal, Ont., 1884. 

Died, 17th September, 1947. 

Initiated in Hawkesbury Lodge, No. 450, Hawkesbury, Ont., 
1915. 

Worshipful Master, 1922. 

R.W. BRO. CHARLES JOHN DIDEMUS 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1917 

Born in Birmingham, England, 1874. 

Died, 1st January, 1948. 

Initiated in St. Mark's Lodge, No. 105, Niagara Falls, Ont., 

1903. 
Charter Member Adoniram Lodge. No. 573, Niagara Falls, 

Ont., 1921. 
Worshipful Master St. Mark's Lodge, 1911. 

R.W. BRO. WILLIAM HENRY GEORGE FLAY 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1936 
Born in Exeter, England, 1890. 
Died, 16th March, 1948. 

Initiated in Prince of Wales Lodge. No. 371. Ottawa. Ont., 1919. 
Worshipful Master, 1933. 

R.W. BRO. ROBERT HENRY FOSTER 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1919 
Born in Lowville, Ont., 1868. 
Died, 17th October, 1947. 

Initiated in Temple Lodge, No. 324, Hamilton, Ont., 1903. 
Worshipful Master, 1916. 

R.W. BRO. WILLIAM HOUSTON GERRIE 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1946 
Born in Kenora, Ont., 1892. 
Died, 5th November, 1947. 

Initiated in Eureka Lodge, No. 283, Belleville, Ont., 1924. 
Worshipful Master, 1933. 

R.W. BRO. HARRY ALEXANDER GRAHAM 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1921 
Born in Burlington, Ont., 1880. 
Died, 21st February, 1948. 

Initiated in Burlington Lodge, No. 165, Burlington, Ont., 1901. 
Worshipful Master, 1912. 



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R.W. BRO. FREDERICK GUEST 

District Deputy Grand Master, 1901 
Born in Thorndale, Ont., 1868. 
Died, 17th October, 1947. 

Initiated in Warren Lodge, No. 120, Fingal, Ont., 1892. 
Worshipful Master, 1894-5-6-7. 

R.W, BRO. JOHN GRAHAM HARKNESS 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1903 
Born in Matilda Township, No. Iroquois, Ont., 1865. 
Died. 17th May, 1948. 
Initiated in Friendly Brothers Lodge, No. 143, Iroquois, Ont., 

1895. 
Affiliated with Cornwall Lodge. No. 125, Cornwall. Ont.. 1896. 
Worshipful Master of Cornwall Lodge, No. 125, 1899 and 1900. 

R.W. BRO. WILLIAM HENRY JOHNS 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1934 
Born in Portland, Oregon, 1892. 
Died, 4th October, 1947. 

Initiated in Algonquin Lodge, No. 536, Capper Cliff, Ont., 1918. 
Affiliated with Porcupine Lod?e, No. 506, So. Porcupine, 1922. 
Worshipful Master, 1925. 

R.W. BRO. NORMAN JOHN McCUBBIN 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1915 
Born in Purpleville, Ont., 1878. 
Died, 11th January. 1948. 

Initiated in Nipissing Lodge, No. 420, North Bay, Ont., 1902. 
Worshipful Master, 1907. 

R.W. BRO. JOHN ALEXANDER McDONALD 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1917 

Born in St. Mary's, Ont., 1852. 

Died,* 3rd October, 1947. 

Initiated in Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 362, Tara, Ont., 1894. 

Worshipful Master, 1899. 

R.W. BRO. EDWIN ARRTHUR McKIM 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1911 
Born in the Township of Kitley, Ont., 1873. 
Died. 24th March, 1948. 

Initiated in St. James Lodge, No. 74, So. Augusta, Ont., 1903. 
Worshipful Master, 1908. 

R.W. BRO. WILFRED RODENHURST MORRIS 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1927 
Born in Perth. Ont., 1865. 
Died, 12th April, 1948. 
Initiated in Corinthian Lodge, No. 101, Peterborough, Ont., 

1907. 
Worshipful Master, 1917. 

R.W. BRO. CHARLES ROBERT PENFOLD 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1924 
Born in Guelph, Ont., 1885. 
Died, 4th November, 1947. 

Initiated in Guelph Lodge, No. 258, Guelph, 1910. 
Worshipful Master, 1916-17. 



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R.W. BRO. GEORGE HENRY POAD 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1915 

Bora in Callington, England, 1864. 

Died, 12th September, 1947. 

Initiated in Nilestown Lodge, No. 345, Nilestown, Ont., 1908. 

Charter Member of Temple Lodge, No. 597, London, Ont., 1922. 

Worshipful Master of Nilestown Lodge, 1913. 



R.W. BRO. JAMES REEVES 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1925 
Born in Eganville, Ont., 1870. 
Died, 16th December, 1947. 

Initiated in Bonnechere Lodge, No. 433, Eganville, Ont., 1900. 
Worshipful Master, 1906. 



R.W. BRO. JOSEPH EWING REID 
Grand Chaplain, 1943 

Born in Georgetown, Ont., 1875. 

Died, 29th October, 1947. 

Initiated in Kilwinning Lodge, No. 565, Toronto, Ont., 1920. 

Worshipful Master, 1941. 

R.W. BRO. GEORGE JOHN RICE 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1945 

Born in Windsor, Berkshire, England, 1883. 

Died, 30th May, 1948. 

Initiated in Wascana Lodge, Regina. Saskatchewan. 

Affiliatad with Wales Lodge, No. 458, Wales, Ont., 1919. 

Worshipful Master, 1924. 

R.W. BRO. WILLIAM EDMUND NEWTON SINCLAIR 

District Deputy Grand Master, 1912 
Born in Whitby Township, South Ontario County, Ont., 1872. 
Died, 26th November, 1947. 

Initiated in Lebanon Lodge, No. 139, Oshawa, Ont., 1901. 
Worshipful Master, 1905 and 1906. 

R.W. BRO. ROBERT WILLIAM SMALL 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1927 

Born in Hamilton, Ont., 1879. 

Died. 1st May, 1948. 

Initiated in Dundurn Lodge. No. 475, Hamilton, Ont., 1908. 

Worshipful Master, 1916 and 1917. 

R.W. BRO. WILLIAM DALLAS SUTHERLAND 
• District Deputy Grand Master, 1942 
Born in Dorchester, Ont., 1895. 
Died, 9th February. 1948. 
Initiated in King Solomon Lodge, No. 394, Thamesford, Ont., 

1929. 
Worshipful Master, 1940. 



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R.W. BRO. ERNEST SAMUEL WIGLE 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1894 
Born in Kingsville, Ont., 1859. 
Died, 5th October, 1947. 

Initiated in Windsor Lodge, No. 403, Windsor, Ont., 1889. 
Worshipful Master, 1892. 



R.W. BRO. ARTHUR GORDON WILLOUGHBY 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1930 
Born in Brighton, Ont., 1873. 
Died, 30th September, 1947. 

Initiated in Colborne Lodge, No. 91, Colborne, Ont., 1912. 
Worshipful Master, 1918. 



R.W. BRO. FRANK STEVENSON YOUNG 
District Deputy Grand Master, 1924 
Born in Forfar, Ont., 1882. 
Died, 23rd August, 1947. 

Initiated in Simpson Lodge, No. 157, Newboro, Ont. , 1904. 
Affiliated with Rideau Lodge, No. 460, Seeley's Bay, Ont., 1916. 
Worshipful Master, 1918. 



V.W. BRO. CLAUDE CECIL ARMSTRONG 

Grand Steward, 1939 
Born in Castleton, Ont., 1872. 
Died, 8th February, 1948. 

Initiated in Percy Lodge, No. 161, Warkworth, Ont., 1908. 
Worshipful Master, 1914 and 1915. 



V.W. BRO. ALBERT A. BICE 
Assistant Grand Chaplain, 1943 

Born in McGillivray Township, Ont., 1876. 

Died, 29th April, 1948. 

Initiated in St. John's Lodge, No. 209A, London, Ont.. 1919. 

Worshipful Master, 1939. 



V.W. BRO. ROBERT BRUCE BROWN 

Assistant Grand Organist, 1893 
Born in Stratford, Ont., 1862. 
Died, 3rd November, 1947. 

Initiated in Stratford Lodge, No. 332, Stratford, Ont., 
Worshipful Master, 1892. 



V.W. BRO. CLARENCE HAROLD CAUTHERS 
Grand Steward, 1938 

Born in Sunnidale Township, Simcoe County, Ont., 1898. 
Died, 18th October, 1947. 

Initiated in Northern Light Lodge, No. 266, Stayner, Ont., 1922. 
Worshipful Master, 1931. 



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V.W. BRO. LORNE CALDWELL CHAMP 
Grand Steward, 1943 
Born in Dundalk, Ont., 1891. 
Died, 12th December, 1947. 

Initiated in Dundalk Lodge, No. 449, Dundalk, Ont., 1917. 
Worshipful Master, 1923 and 1925. 

V.W. BRO. ROBERT COMPTON 
Grand Steward, 1935 
Born in Scotland, 1880. 
Died, 4th November, 1947. 

Initiated in The Gael Lodge. No. 509, G.R.S., 1906. 
Affiliated with Stevenson Lodge, No. 218, G.R.C., Toronto. 1908. 
Charter Member cf Caledonia Lodge, No. 637, Toronto, 1926. 
Worshipful Master, 1927. 

V.W. BRO. ELGIN AUBREY" COOPER 
Grand Steward, 1946 
Born in Oshawa, Ont., 1892. 
Died, 20th January, 1948. 

Initiated in Temple Lodge, No. 649. Oshawa, Ont., 1929. 
Worshipful Master, 1939. 

V. W. BRO. WILLIAM HENSEN CRESSWELL 
Grand Steward, 1926 
Born in Almonte, Ont., 1866. 
Died, 18th January, 1948. 

Initiated in Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, Lindsay, 1906. 
Worshipful Master, 1923. 

V.W. BRO. ROBERT SYDNEY CULL 
Grand Steward, 1909 
Born in Guelph, Ont., 1872. 
Died, 9th May, 1948. 

Initiated in Waverley Lodge, No. 361, Guelph, Ont., 1899. 
Worshipful Master, 1908. 



V.W. BRO. EDWIN DANIEL CUNNINGHAM 
Grand Steward, 1938 
Born in Picton, Ont., 1873. 
Died, 25th February, 1948. 

Initiated in Mimico Lodge, No. 369, Lambton Mills, 1904. 
Affiliated with Waterloo Lodge, No. 539, Waterloo, 1934. 
Affiliated with Richmond Lodge, No. 23, Richmond Hill, 1940. 
Affiliated with Grand River Lodge, No. 151, Kitchener. 1910. 
Worshipful Master, Grand River Lodge, No. 151, Kitchener, 1934. 

V.W. BRO. ROBERT JOHN A. CURRY 

Grand Steward, 1938 
Born in Hamilton, Ont., 1888. 
Died. 29th October, 1947. 

Initiated in St. John's Lodge, No. 40, Hamilton, Ont., 1910. 
Worshipful Master, 1923. 



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V.W. BRO. EDWARD DENROCHE 
Grand Standard Bearer, 1923 
Born in Hamilton, Ont., 1863. 
Died, 18th May, 1948. 

Initiated in Stratford Lodge, No. 332, Stratford, Ont., 1912. 
Worshipful Master, 1918. 



V.W. BRO. ALVIN GALLAGHER 

Grand Steward, 1946 
Born in Bclmore, Ont., 1887. 
Died, 13th July, 1947. 

Initiated in Earl Kitchener Lodge, No. 53S, Port McNicoll, 1910. 
Worshipful Master, 1922. 



V.W. BRO. ARTEMUS GALLOWAY 

Grand Steward, 1928 
Born in Ontario County, 1862. 
Died, 24th June, 1948. 

Initiated in Harding Lodge, No. 477, Woodville, Ont., 1906. 
Worshipful Master, 1909. 



V.W. BRO. JOHN H. GRAHAM 

Grand Standard Bearer, 1944 
Died, 19th March, 1948. 

Initiated in Arcadia Lodge, No. 440, Minden, 1899. 
Worshipful Master, 1913. 



V.W. BRO. GEORGE A. GRASSIE 
Grand Steward, 1931 
Born in Seaforth, Ont., 1872. 
Died. 19th March, 1947. 
Initiated in Strict Observance Lodge, No. 27, Hamilton, Ont., 

1915. 
Affiliated with Hillcrest Lodge, No. 594, Hamilton, Ont., 1921. 
Worshipful Master, 1924. 



V.W. BRO. THOMAS HAYWARD HAYHURST 
Grand Steward, 1930 
Born in Kirby Lonsdale, Westmoreland, England, 1867. 
Died. 29th February, 1948. 

Initiated in Temple Lodge, No. 324, Hamilton, Ont., 1897. 
Worshipful Master, 1906. 



V.W. BRO. AMBROSE WILLIAM HOLTBY 

Grand Standard Bearer, 1942 
Born near Brampton, Ont., 1857. 
Died. 16th August, 1947. 

Initiated in Alpha Lodge, No. 384, Toronto, 1905. 
Affiliated with Parkdale Lodge, No. 510, Toronto, Ont., 1913. 
Charter Member Grenville Lodge, No. 629, Toronto, Ont., 1925. 
Worshipful Master, Parkdale Lodge, 1920. 



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V.W. BRO. SAMUEL NEIL MILLIGAN 

Grand Steward, 1926 

Born Township of Howick, Huron County, 1874. 

Died, 10th March, 1948. 

Initiated in Burns Lodge, No. 436, Hepworth, Ont., 1903. 

Affiliated with Algonquin Lodge, No. 434, Emsdale, Ont., 1907. 

Affiliated with Bonnechere Lodge, No. 433, Eganville, Ont., 1919. 

Affiliated with Harriston Lodge, No. 262, Harriston, Ont., 1942. 

Worshipful Master, Bonnechere Lodge, No. 433, 1921. 



V.W. BRO. WILLIAM MOULL 

Grand Steward, 1927 
Born in London, England, 1857. 
Died, 28th September, 1947. 

Initiated in Alpha Lodge, No. 384, Toronto, 1904. 
Worshipful Master, 1914. 



V.W. BRO. THOMAS REID 
Grand Senior Deacon, 1915 
Born in London, Ont., 1S64. 
Died, 13th November, 1947. 

Initiated in Ashlar Lodge, No. 247, Toronto, Ont., 1895. 
Worshipful Master, 1903. 



V.W. BRO. JOHN ROGERSON 
Grand Steward, 1926 
Born in Clifton, England, 1869. 
Died, 4th October. 1947. 

Initiated in St. John's Lodge, No. 75, Toronto, 1905. 
Worshipful Master, 1914. 



V.W. BRO. CALVERT SCARR 
Grand Standard Bearer, 1947 
Born in Maryborough Township, Ont., 1874. 
Died, 23rd June, 1947. 

Initiated in Conestoga Lodge, No. 295, Drayton, Ont., 1900. 
Worshipful Master, 1906. 



V.W. BRO. JAMES SWANSON 
Grand Steward, 1945 
Born in Zorra, Ont., 1875. 
Died. 8th March, 1948. 

Initiated in Thistle Lodge, No. 250, Embro, Ont., 1896. 
Affiliated with Tecumseh Lodge, No. 144, Stratford, 1921. 
Worshipful Master, Tecumseh Lodge, No. 144, Stratford, 1932. 

V.W. BRO. THOMAS HENRY WATSON 
Grand Steward, 1947 

Born in Harrowsmith, Ont., 1892. 

Died, ISth September, 1947. 

Initiated in Albion Lodge, No. 109, Harrowsmith, Ont., 1913. 

Worshipful Master, 1917. 






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To the names appearing on these Memorial Tablets we 
add the obituary lists of the Constituent Lodges, which 
appear elsewhere in these Transactions. 

The the Grand Secretary and his office, to the District 
Deputy Grand Masters and Lodge Secretaries, and all other 
Brethren who have so kindly and promptly assisted in the 
completion of this report, the Committee extends its grateful 
thanks. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

E. DAYMAN, 

C. E. KELLY, 

JOHN NESS, 

A. E. SELWAY, 

W. H. WATSON, 

R. B. POW, Chairman. 



REPORT ON THE GRAND LODGE BULLETIN 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. E. A. 
Miller, Editor, and on motion of the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Miller, it was re- 
ceived and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I beg leave to present the fourth Annual Report in 
reference to the publication of the Grand Lodge Bulletin. 

The difficulty of obtaining the necessary paper for 
publishing the Bulletin has continued during the past year. 
Hence it has not been possible to arrange for more than 
the three issues. These have been sent out in the months 
of September, January and April. It is evident from in- 
formation received from various sources that more issues 
would have been appreciated by many readers throughout 
the Grand Jurisdiction. 

The problem of providing items of interest to the mem- 
bers of the larger Lodges in the cities and towns and to 
the members of the smaller Lodges in the towns, villages 
and rural areas, is a very real one. It is evident that all 
the members are not interested in the same kind of article 



232 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

or item. Consequently the Editor is obliged to give con- 
sideration to the desires and interests of a very varied 
reading clientelle. The reactions and suggestions of a 
large number of readers, as these become known to him in a 
variety of ways, are of great assistance to him as he en- 
deavours to discharge the responsibilites devolving one in 
his position. 

The co-operation of the individual brethren in the several 
Constituent Lodges of this Grand Jurisdiction is respect- 
fully solicited. Suggestions and contributions are always 
welcome on the definite understanding that the Editor will 
make use of such of these, in whole or in part, as the space 
available in each issue and the necsesity of producing a well- 
balanced publication may make it possible for him so to do. 
It is hoped that the brethren will realize that the Grand 
Lodge Bulletin is being published in the interest of them- 
selves as individuals as well as in consideration of the wel- 
fare of the several Lodges and of Grand Lodge itself. 

The Editor would like to express his sincere apprecia- 
tion of the many Lodge Secretaries and other persons, 
either in official positions or not, who have taken the trouble 
to forward to him from time to time letters of very con- 
structive criticism, of important information, of definite 
suggestions and of encouraging appreciation. All of these 
have been of real value in the attainment of such success 
as has come to the efforts thus far made in connection with 
the Bulletin. 

The assistance of the Grand Secretary and his Staff, 
of the Board of Reference, and of the Board of General 
Purposes, is deserving of special mention and is fully ap- 
preciated. My personal gratitude is herewith expressed to 
them and to all the other brethren, who have made the 
task of the Editor one of pleasure and satisfaction. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully sub- 
mmitted. 

EVERTON A. MILLER, 

Editor. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AUDIT 
AND FINANCE 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. R. C. 
Berkinshaw, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Berkinshaw, 
it was received and adopted. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 233 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee on Audit and Finance has reviewed 
the reports of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secretary 
and the Auditor, which have been submitted to you. In its 
opinion, these reports present adequate details of all re- 
ceipts and disbursements, together with schedules of in- 
vestments in respect to the General and the combined 
Memorial and Semi-Centennial funds, which are fully set 
out therein. 

The reports, as submitted, show continued improvement 
in the financial position of all Grand Lodge accounts during 
the past Masonic Year. The usual rigid control of expenses 
has been maintained, income has increased and although 
total disbursements (including Benevolent Grants, special 
charitable donations and the cost of food parcels for 
Britain defrayed by Grand Lodge for the months of July 
and August, 1947), have exceeded those of the previous 
year, the net increase in the total resources of Grand Lodge 
during the twelve month period ending May 31, 1948, as 
stated in the Grand Treasurer's report, amounts to $31,- 
187.13, thus adding further to the financial strength of our 
body. 

The Committee which disburses the largest amount of 
Grand Lodge funds is the Committee on Benevolence. 
Benevolent Grants made by this Committee during the past 
Masonic Year amounted to $66,915.00 from the General 
Fund and $10,825.00 from the Memorial Fund, or a total of 
$77,740.00 — an increase of $7,355.00 over the previous year. 

Due to the increased cost of maintenance of those 
assisted by Grand Lodge through this Committee — as, for 
instance, in such items as nursing service — Benevolent 
grants have had to be raised to meet these conditions, and 
the estimated expenditure on this account for the current 
year contained below in this report, provides for a further 
increase in the amount of appropriation for this important 
part of the activities of Grand Lodge. 

We take this opportunity to highly commend this Com- 
mittee and the Supervisor of Benevolence on the very 
efficient, effective and considerate manner in which they per- 
form their duties in this regard. They have gladdened the 
hearts of many widows and orphans throughout the juris- 
diction and have carried assistance, relief and consolation 
to many a needy soul. 



234 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Special donations amounted to $9,465.78 and con- 
sisted of — 

('1) A contribution to the Canadian Red Cross 

Society $3,000.00 

(2) Cost of Food Parcels for Britain for the 
months of July and August, 1947 (including 
cost of administration, $105.85 6,465.78 

Total $9,465.78 



The second item above mentioned is of a non-recuning 
nature and was incurred for the period prior to the successful 
establishment of the Food Parcels for Britain Fund which, 
as has been reported, is now on a self-supporting basis. 

Mention should be made of the fact that during the 
current year a special donation of $5,000.00 has been made 
to the British Columbia Flood Relief Fund to assist in 
meeting the emergency caused by unprecedented flood con- 
ditions in that province, and there is a probability that 
further financial assistance may be considered necessary 
toward this purpose. 

The Committee has given consideration to this item 
in suggesting the appropriation of a sum of $12,000.00 for 
all special charitable grants in the estimates for the year 
ending May 31st, next, which are included in this report. 

These are all worthy causes and we feel sure that the 
members of Grand Lodge will concur in the actions taken. 

Confirmation has been received for the usual Fidelity 
Bonds on the Grand Treasurer and the Grand Secretary, in 
the amounts of $10,000.00 each, and $5,000.00 on the Assist- 
ant to the Grand Secretary. In addition there is a Messenger 
Robbery Policy of $5,000.00. These are all deposited with 
the Canada Permanent Trust Company. 

Your Committee desires to record its appreciation of 
the co-operation of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secre- 
tary and the Auditor during the past year and wishes 
especially to acknowledge the valuable services of the 
Grand Treasurer's Clerk, Miss B. M. Hawkins, who has 
been keeping the accounts of Grand Lodge for many years, 
having served under the past three Grand Treasurers. An 
examination of the books and records of Grand Lodge indi- 
cates that they are in good hands. 

We recommend to Grand Lodge the adoption of the 
Grand Treasurer's, the Grand Secretary's, and the Auditor's 
reports. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 2J5 

As is the usual custom, we submit an estimate of Income 
and Expenditure for the year ending May 31st, 1949: 

Estimated Income for the year ending May 31st, 1949: 

Initiations $ 17,500.00 

Affiliations 350.00 

Dues 98,000.00 

Certificates 100.00 

Constitutions 3,000.00 

Dispensations 600.00 

Commutations 10,000.00 

Interest 17,000.00 

Ceremonies 100.00 

Miscellaneous 1,200.00 



S147.850.00 



Estimated Expenditure for the year ending May 31st, 1949: 

Salaries — 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk S 600.00 

Grand Secretary 6,000.00 

Asst. Grand Secretary 3,600.00 

Secretary 2,000.00 

Stenographers 2,580.00 

Supervisor of Benevolence 4,000.00 

Rent 1,600.00 

Printing and Stationery 2,500.00 

Postage and Excise 1,200.00 

Furniture and Equipment 500.00 

Canada Permanent Trust Co. (Fees).. 350.00 

Insurance 400.00 

Auditor 800.00 

Speeial Printing (For re-sale) 5,000.00 

Grand Master: Allowance ..$1,500.00 
Stenographer. 300.00 

1,800 00 

Deputy Grand Master: Allowance .... 500.00 
Supervisor of Benevolence, Travelling 

Expenses 1,100.00 

Supervisor of Benevolence, Stenog- 
rapher 500.00 

Masonic Education 300.00 

Review of Fraternal Correspondence. . 400.00 

U.S. and Canada Relief Association . . . 300.00 

Library 500.00 

Honorary Presentation Jewels 1,000.00 

Grand Master's Regalia 600.00 

Grant— Mrs. Logan 500.00 

Portraits— P.G.M.'s 2,500.00 

Gratuity— Miss Place 500.00 



236 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Grand Lodge Meeting 8,000.00 

Grand Lodge Proceedings 3,000.00 

Grand Lodge Bulletin 2,500.00 

Conference of Canadian Grand Lodges 3,000.00 

Miscellaneous 8,000.00 

$ 66,130.00 

Benevolent Grants 68,000.00 

Special Charitable Donations 12,000.00 

$146,130.00 



Your Committee looks forward to the coming Masonic 
Year with considerable optimism as to the further financial 
progress of this Grand Lodge. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

R. C. BERKINSHAW, 

Chairman. 



PRESENTATION OF MEDAL 

M.W. Bro. J. Melvin Dresser, Grand Secretary 
of New Hampshire, presented to R.W. Bro. E. G. 
Dixon, Grand Secretary, the Jeremy L. Cross Medal, 
issued by the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire as 
its highest award for distinguished service. R.W. 
Bro. Dixon acknowledged the presentation fittingly. 



CALLED OFF 

At 4.40 p.m. the Grand Master declared the 
afternoon session of Grand Lodge closed, to resume 
labor at 9 a.m. on the following morning. 



CALLED ON 

Grand Lodge resumed labor at 9.40 a.m., Thurs- 
day, July 22nd, the Grand Master on the Throne. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 237 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

The report was presented by R.W. Bro. R. W. 
Treleaven, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Treleaven, 
it was received and adopted. 

It was also moved by the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by R.W. Bro. Treleaven, and carried, that 
only Clauses One and Two of this report be printed 
in the Proceedings. 

Clause 1. Re Appeal of St. James Lodge, No. 73, St. 
Marys, against fee charged ($20.00) for dispensation 
legalizing the advancement of a candidate within time. 

Your Committee recommends that the appeal be not 
allowed. 

Clause 2. Re Appeal of Kaministiquia Lodge, No. 584, 
Fort William, against fee charged of $60.00 (3 x $20.00) 
for three dispensations legalizing advancement of three 
candidates within time. 

Your Committee recommends that these three dispensa- 
tions be treated as though they were one dispensation and 
one fee only, namely $20.00 be charged for same. 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. H. L. 
Martyn, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Martyn, it was 
received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Library Committee, composed of M.W. Bro. J. A. 
McRae; R.W. Bros. John Ness, E. A. Miller, A. F. Tannahill, 
R. M. Owen, W. T. Clayton, H. Ginsberg and H. L. Martyn 
(Chairman), begs to submit its report to the Ninety-third 
Annual Communication of Grand Lodge. 



238 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Your Masonic Library has now completed fifteen years 
functioning- as a lending service of Masonic Books to the 
Craft in this jurisdiction. Each year has shown an in- 
crease in the number of books loaned, and this year we 
record a slight increase over last year. One might expect 
that we should have a larger increase in circulation since 
the figures of recent years show many new members enter- 
ing our lodges. Your Library Committee feels that every 
effort should be used to acquaint these new members with 
the facilities provided by the Grand Lodge at the library. 
This year a total of 753 books were taken out of the lend- 
ing section. Of these 441 were sent out by mail. Replies 
to enquiries for information from the reference section and 
miscellaneous correspondence required the sending out of 
over 200 letters. Our total expenditure for postage was 
just a few cents less than $50.00. 

Our folder containing the list of books in the circulatory 
section of the library was printed early in the year. A copy 
of this up-to-date list was mailed to each Lodge Secretary. 
We would like to express our appreciation to the Grand 
Secretary for his kindness in having our envelopes put 
through his addressograph machine. This enabled us to 
give an accurate distribution of our lists and at the same 
time the work involved was greatly lessened. Your Com- 
mittee appreciated the many favourable comments that have 
been received about our new book list. 

As some of our volumes are more popular than others 
and by continued use are subject to more wear, we found it 
necessary to send 49 volumes to the bookbinders for re- 
binding. Eighteen new books were added to the library by 
purchase. One of these was an original of "Anderson's 
Constitutions" in the third edition of 1767. We now have 
three of the six editions in which this work was published. 
Recent purchases have practically completed sets that record 
the first century of Masonic Growth in England. These are 
histories of several "Provincial Grand Lodges". It is hoped 
that the same will be done in the future with material 
dealing with the Grand Lodges of Scotland and Ireland. 

During the year 27 volumes were presented to the 
Library. The Committee gratefully acknowledges the gift 
of 17 volumes from Mrs. MacKenzie, the widow of the late 
R.W. Bro. Morley E. MacKenzie. We are also much in- 
debted to Caledonia Lodge for the gift of "A History of 
the Famous Holyrood House Lodge, Edinburgh". This work 
is in two volumes and the presentation was made in memory 
of the late Very Worshipful Brother Robert Compton. We 
appreciate this gift very much and we would like to con- 
gratulate Caledonia Lodge on their choice of a most suitable 
memorial to an outstanding Mason. Our thanks also go to 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 239 

V.W. Bro. John A. Eyre for a souvenir book of the "Masonic 
Temple in Sheffield". 

The Committee would also like to acknowledge the gift 
from Grand Lodge of Gould's History of Freemasonry". 
This set is appreciated the more because it was a presenta- 
tion set to the late Most Wor. Bro. Herrington. 

Several paragraphs in this report referred to the finances 
of the Library. The Committee is pleased to report that our 
expenditures for the year are less than the amount appro- 
priated by Grand Lodge for Library purposes. We would 
also like to draw to the attention of Grand Lodge that it 
will be necessary in the immediate future to purchase one 
more sectional book-case to meet our needs. 

Your Committee would like to express its grateful 
thanks for the assistance given in its work by the District 
Grand Masters, the Worshipful Masters and the Secretaries 
of the Lodges. It has been a great pleasure to receive their 
help in keeping the Library facilities before the Brethren. 
We would also like to pass on a word of appreciation to the 
Brethren who gave their time and talents in the work of 
Masonic Education. We have always felt that their aims 
to enlighten our members were similar to those of the 
Library. Their success was very helpful to the extension 
of the use of the Library. The Committee would like to 
express its appreciation to the Masonic Temple Corporation 
and all its officials for the many kindnesses and courtesies 
that have been extended to the Library. 

This report previously stated that we are completing 
15 years of service. During all those years, Bro. N. W. J. 
Haydon has been the one that held the keys. It is the 
privilege of the Committee once again to thank Brother 
Haydon for his conscientious services during the year and 
his painstaking efforts in advancing the work and usefulness 
of our Grand Lodge Library. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

H. L. MARTYX, 

Chairman. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CONDITION 
OF MASONRY 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. C. M. 
Pitts, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. Pitts, it was received 
and adopted. 



240 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee on the Condition of Masonry in this 
Jurisdiction has pleasure in reporting as follows: 

After a careful study of the reports received from the 
District Deputy Grand Masters, there is to be found a close 
uniformity in the thrill of satisfaction they have derived 
from the discharge of their official duties. All express 
pleasure in the approbation of their Brethren in selecting 
them for the high office, and grateful appreciation of the 
action of the Grand Master in confirming their appointments. 

All speak in the highest terms of the assistance rendered 
by the District Secretaries, District Chaplains, and Super- 
visors of Masonic Education as appointed by them in their 
various Districts, and comment with enthusiasm upon the 
splendid progress made in membership, financial stability, 
attractiveness of Lodge premises and equipment, and the 
fraternal spirit which exists in all communities and in inter- 
Lodge, inter-District and International visitations. 

The note of optimism is sounded everywhere. Peace, 
prosperity and progress is evidenced in every part of the 
Jurisdiction. Without the detailed figures before us to 
analyse the statistical situation by Districts, nevertheless it 
is evident, from the figures supplied by the Grand Secretary, 
that our membership to December 31st has increased by 
4,608 to a total of 109,008 in 571 warranted Lodges and one 
Lodge under dispensation. 

The quality of the Candidates during the year receives 
great praise from many of the District Reports, which is one 
of the most encouraging features of the year's activities, for 
most important to Masonry of the future is the quality not 
the quantity of her membership. This is, perhaps, best 
illustrated by a quotation from Grey District: 

"Every Lodge in the District shows evidence of progress 
and strength. The attendance at the meetings has increased 
and the number of applications during the year has made 
emergent meetings prevalent throughout the District. I was 
greatly impressed by the ability and high standard of the 
young men being received into Masonic fellowship, many of 
whom are veterans of World War n. These young men 
desire to become associated with an institution and way of 
life that recognizes the "Dignity of the individual, the broth- 
erhood of man, and the Fatherhood of God'." 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 241 

The D.D.G.M. of Hamilton District "A" comments most 
favourably on the quality of candidates, many of whom are 
just returning to civilian life, but points out that the Mem- 
bers coming forward necessitate many emergent meetings of 
Lodges, which he feels are unavoidable under the circum- 
stances, but not in the best interests of either Masonry or 
the candidates. 

To quote from the Report of Toronto District "A" in 
this regard: 

"The influx of candidates still continues to be great, and 
the gains in numerical strength are reflected in increased 
attendance at Lodge meetings. Though I believe only good 
material is being accepted, I have not failed to convey to 
the Lodges the necessity of strict scrutiny and investigation 
and, above all, the need for devoting the time, attention and 
instruction to each candidate to assist him to become truly 
a Mason rather than a meie member of an organization." 

The spirit of the Craft, as evidenced in Benevolence 
within the circle of our own dependents of the Jurisdiction 
and also in the response to the appeal for "Food Parcels for 
Britain" has shown the power and ability of the Brethren to 
share with the less fortunate in their need. The expressions 
of appreciation from the recipients is a present evidence of 
their grateful appreciation of the fraternal assistance 
rendered, the lasting effects of which will linger in the long 
future as a fragrance where the appellation of "Freemason" 
is heard. Times of stress and adversity are days of oppor- 
tunity for the practice of those virtues which adorn the 
character of a Mason. In Most Wor. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, 
as Supervisor of Benevolence, we have one whose personal 
interest and excellent judgment are guided by a wide ex- 
perience and a warm fraternal sympathy which makes the 
accumulated resources of the Craft efficiently available in 
every case of need, whether financial or in wise counsel. On 
this subject Victoria District says: 

"In connection with benevolence, I should like to sound 
the warning that donations from Lodge funds can never take 
the place of that personal benevolence which is the hallmark 
of true Masonry. There is abundant scope for both, but we 
must never lose sight of our personal responsibility in this 
regard." 

Special emphasis has been laid during the year on the 
close relationship between Masonry and Religion. In every 
District special care has been exercised in the appointment 
of the District Chaplains, and many reports refer specifically 
to the excellent work done by these Officers in addresses at 
lodge meetings and in Lodge and District Church services. 
The latter would appear to have been exceptionally well 



242 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

attended in all parts of the Jurisdiction as a result of the 
request of our Grand Master that these should be held. 

This is emphasized by the report from Toronto District 
"B": 

"I endeavoured in my own humble way, and in accordance 
with your views, Most Worshipful Sir, to impress upon the 
brethren that Masonry, like the Church, teaches a way of 
life as laid down in the Volume of the Sacred Law: that its 
teachings and principles should be followed outside the lodge 
as well as within, and that a good Mason must of necessity 
be religious and a good churchman. It is pleasing to note 
that the attendance of the brethren from the four Toronto- 
Districts at Divine Service in St. Paul's Church, Bloor St. 
East, October 5th, was greater than ever before." 

It is noted that worship of Almighty God has been the 
guiding incentive in these services, with reverence the key- 
note, and inspiration for worthily living through difficult 
days the measure of the success of this organized effort. 
While most services were held in some Church of Christian 
denomination, it is interesting and indicative of the Masonic 
Brotherhood to read in the report from Toronto District "D": 

"Another important occasion was the Divine Service of 
Palestine Lodge, No. 559, at McCaul Street Synagogue on 
Friday, March 19th, 1948. Here were gathered in worship 
brethren of all the District to exemplify our conception of 
Brotherhood. The service was graced by the presence of 
many Grand Lodge Officers, including Most Wor. Bro. W. J. 
Dunlop. Bro. Rabbi Ruben Slonim, Chaplain of Palestine 
Lodge, delivered a most inspiring address. I feel sure all 
who were present benefitted." 

The several Districts report excellence in ritual work and 
uniformity in its rendition. This condition is credited to the 
careful supervision of Past Officers of Grand Lodge, who 
have by precept and example demonstrated the acceptable 
interpretations of the "Work". St. Thomas District reports: 

"I do not hesitate to voice my satisfaction of the high 
standard of the work being maintained, without exception, 
in each Lodge of the District. This speaks 'well for the 
efforts of my predecessors, I am sure, as I have found the 
work in the District very uniform indeed." 

Victoria District reports: 

"In conclusion, may I state that the excellent and 
thorough work of Past District Deputy Grand Masters is 
evident throughout the District in the manner in which the 
Grand Master's representative is received and in the marked 
uniformity of the work." 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 243 

Peterborough District says: 

"Degree work was conferred by every Lodge in the 
District on the evening that I officially visited them, and the 
work of each visit was exemplified in an able, impressive 
and uniform manner. I found the Masters and Officers of 
each Lodge well skilled and aptly assisted by Past Masters, 
who form the backbone of every Lodge." 

The D.D.G.M. of Temiskaming District says in part: 

"I might add that the efficiency of the work of Doric 
Lodge can in some measure be attributed to the fact that 
several of their Past Masters devote much of their time in 
instructional classes held weekly during the winter months. 
This method of imparting Masonic Knowledge and improving 
the efficiency of the individual Officers I highly recommend 
to all Lodges." 

The D.D.G.M. for Ontario District remarks: 

"I noted particularly that efficient, well-skilled Officers 
invariably promoted good attendance." 

Lodges of Instruction are reported by Wellington and 
Western Districts in two separate locations in each District, 
and the results of these meetings were most beneficial to all 
concerned. 

Nearly every report deals at some length with Masonic 
Education and its progress in the District. The majority 
seem to feel that the pressure of degree work during a year 
of many candidates has militated against the most effective 
programme of Masonic Education in many Lodges. There is 
hearty commendation of the work of the Grand Lodge Com- 
mittee on Masonic Education and the leadership of Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Nelson C. Hart. The Bulletins issued from month to 
month have been most helpful where the distribution has 
been most effective. 

From St. Thomas District comes this word: 

"The Bulletins on Masonic Education were forwarded to 
each Lodge when received, and I endeavoured at all times to 
bring this phase of the work to the attention of the Brethren. 
While the organization of this work was not as complete as 
it could have been, perhaps due to the amount of degree 
work, I know that more work was done through the District 
than our report to the Chairman of Masonic Education would 
indicate." 

Ottawa District reports: 

"We have made an earnest endeavour to promote Masonic 
Education in this District during the year. Nearly all Lodges 



244 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

are giving some thought and effort to this work, while some 
are well advanced with study groups. Owing to the influx 
of candidates, the Masters are finding it difficult to find time 
for a continuous programme. Rt. Wor. Bro. N. C. Hart and 
his Committee are to be commended for the quality of ma- 
terial they are supplying for this work." 

Muskoka District has this to say: 

"Masonic Education, so far as is humanly possible, has 
been promoted throughout the District by the reading in 
open Lodge of the various bulletins as they come to hand, 
and also by discussions on Masonic subjects on special occa- 
sions when time has been allotted for the purpose. I have 
however, found that some, in fact most, of our Lodges have 
been very hard pressed for the necessary time to give proper 
attention to this important subject, and it would seem a very 
fine improvement if there were a more direct means of 
placing material into the hand of each brother Mason for 
his perusal and study in the quiet of his own home." 

Temiskaming District says: 

"By reports received from the Lodges on Masonic Educa- 
tion, I believe that steady progress is being made in this 
important field. The great amount of degree work seems to 
be the greatest factor interfering with the Lodge plans to 
carry out more extensive educational programmes." 

From these references it would appear that the Lodges 
are earnest in their desire to promote a programme of educa- 
tion, that the material furnished for that purpose is excellent, 
but that lodge time is inadequate. The Study Group plan 
conducted by well-skilled and enthusiastic Past Masters, to 
which the questing Brother can bring his questions and his 
problems and find more satisfaction in a clearer understand- 
ing of the Craft, seems the present answer to the obvious 
difficulty of harmonizing the requirements of lodge business, 
degrees, education and the refreshment hour. No adjust- 
ments of programme, however, can be the substitute for 
careful forethought and planning of every item of the conduct 
of a lodge meeting by the Master and his Officers, so that 
no delays, wasted time and over-long and over-many speeches 
mar the schedule and keep the brethren from their homes 
until the small hours of the morning. In this regard attention 
is directed particularly to Bulletin No. 6 issued in February 
of this year by the Committee on Masonic Education. 

The financial condition of the lodges in the Jurisdiction 
seems to be excellent. Many reports point with satisfaction 
to this condition. For example, Toronto District "C" reports: 

"The financial position of the Lodges in general, I believe,, 
has been improved, many showing increased reserves and a 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 245 

very few showing arrears in dues. This favourable condition 
of the finances is due largely to the active Finance Com- 
mittees, who are keeping a vigilant watch over expenditures." 

Toronto District "D" says: 

"Financially the Lodges are sound. Outstanding dues are 
very low, and the District Secretary has found the records of 
the Lodges kept in a clear and efficient manner. The Reserve 
Funds are well invested, practically all in Government bonds, 
a condition that shows the good work of the Secretaries and 
Financial Officers throughout the District." 

From Toronto District "A" comes this warning: 

"The financial affairs of the Lodges are in good condition. 
Receipts are ample to provide for current operating costs, 
and many of the Lodges are adding to their reserves. Out- 
standing dues are, in most cases, at a very low level, and 
two of the Lodges report no outstanding dues whatsoever. 
Even so, I feel that it is time to sound a note of caution. In 
line with the rising cost of living, the costs of operating the 
Lodges have increased; yet, in almost every case, the annual 
dues are still at pre-war levels. Under these conditions, too 
many of the Lodges are relying on initiation fees to meet 
current expenses. Taking the long view, this is not a healthy 
condition, and I believe that each Lodge should review the 
situation and take the necessary steps to bring the dues 
more in line with current costs. It is better to do so now 
than to wait until we fall on evil days and money is not so 
plentiful. There is also a tendency to spend Lodge funds 
more freely in these days of prosperity but, fortunately, 
many of the Lodges are husbanding their resources and 
building up their reserves while the opportunity exists." 

A further indication is reported by Victoria District as 
follows: 

"All the Lodges in the District are in a sound financial 
condition and some are accumulating impressive balances. 
Financial Committees are fully aware of their responsibili- 
ties and all surplus funds are well invested. I am not aware 
of any case where Lodges find it necessary to draw on sur- 
plus funds to meet current expenses. The question of life 
membership is receiving careful consideration throughout 
the District." 

With the financial condition of the Lodges in what ap- 
pears to be such a sound state, it would seem the opportune 
time for all Lodges to make provision for adequate resources 
to carry their liabilities for life membership on an actuarial 
basis and so provide for a future untroubled by responsi- 
bilities to their elder brethren which they may not be pre- 
pared to meet when, perhaps, the inflow of new members will 



246 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

not be as great, but when the candidates of this present year 
will be qualifying under the Lodges' existing by-laws for the 
advantages of life membership and the cessation of further 
dues payments. 

Another matter of present importance due to the high 
cost of construction and replacements of fire losses, is the 
question of adequate fire protection and insurance coverage 
on all Lodge property. Ontario District reports: 

"The total arrears is on the decrease; membership and 
attendance on the increase, and the financial condition, while 
varying widely from lodge to lodge, is quite healthy, with 
all Lodge property covered by insurance." 

The need of careful and prompt attention to proper 
coverage by fire insurance is emphasized by the report from 
Wellington District 1 

"We are greatly distressed at the disastrous fire which 
destroyed the Lodge premises of Glenrose Lodge, No. 628, 
Elmira, but were assured they would be rebuilt." 

The D.D.G.M. of Hamilton District "B" says: 

"Having fresh in my mind at the beginning of my year 
the sad tragedy that befell our Brethren of the Craft of 
St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 62, Caledonia, in the loss by fire 
of their leased Lodge Hall and the total loss of all furniture 
and paraphernalia, I took occasion to check well all Reports 
of Lodges as to the insurance carried, and I must say that 
I found these Lodges to be carrying what was deemed 
adequate insurance to protect them should such a calamity 
befall them. Many had, of course, increased their insurance 
after the fire at St. Andrew's." 

Brant District report emphasizes the desirability of 
Lodges owning their own quarters wherever possible. 

Frequent and most commendatory reference is made 
throughout the District Reports in regard to the services 
rendered the Craft by Past Masters', Masters' and Wardens' 
Associations, particularly by Georgian, Toronto District "B" 
and "C" and by Hamilton District "A" where special refer- 
ence is made to the continued excellent humanitarian work 
done by the Blood Donor Service and the weekly Sanitarium 
visits. Such Associations are the vehicles of expression of 
fraternal assistance which others outside the Craft can 
readily appreciate, while affording a unique opportunity for 
the Brethren to serve. 

That the Craft is expanding its influence in the Northern 
and Western areas of the Jurisdiction is evidenced by the 
reports from Temiskaming and Western Districts. In the 
former it is pointed out that: 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 247 

"Cochrane Lodge draws a portion of its membership from 
the town of Smooth Rock Falls, 40 miles away, and some of 
these brethren miss very few meetings of their Lodge even 
in the winter, when temperatures range as low as 45 degrees 
below zero." 

And from Western we learn that the District Deputy 
"journeyed two hundred miles north on two occasions to meet 
the brethren at the gold mining camp of Red Lake, who are 
keenly interested in forming a Lodge at that point," and the 
hope is expressed that their effort will be rewarded in the 
near future. 

Georgian District reports the institution of a new Lodge 
in Orillia on February 25th, 1948, designated Equity Lodge, 
and high hopes are entertained for its success in the future. 

One of the features of common enthusiasm is the benefits 
derived from inter-Lodge, inter-District and International 
visitations. Particular reference to this feature of Masonic 
activity is referred to by St. Lawrence, Niagara "A" and 
South Huron Districts, while the benefits of International 
visitation are commented upon particularly by Sarnia and 
Hamilton District "A". The interchange of visits of this 
kind undoubtedly does a great deal towards a better under- 
standing within the Fraternity as a whole and creates a 
feeling of true brotherhood between our Jurisdiction and our 
neighbours of the South. The recent visit of a group 
made up entirely of R.C.M.P. members in uniform, sponsored 
by Dalhousie Lodge, Ottawa, who exemplified the Master 
Mason's degree before a most distinguished gathering of 
Masons in tiled Lodge numbering over 2,000, including: His 
Excellency the Governor of Vermont, and the Grand Master 
of Masons of the State of Vermont, and Grand Lodge Officers 
of many other Jurisdictions in the U.S.A. in Windsor, Ver- 
mont, was an event which did much to add to the reputation 
of our Fraternity in this Jurisdiction, among the Freemasons 
of the United States. 

■ Many important anniversaries celebrated during the year 
indicate that time marches on, and with it our institution in 
its many Lodges is acquiring a venerable and honourable 
place. Our Most Worshipful Grand Master has expended 
both time and effort to attend many of these special occasions 
as well as other receptions arranged in his honour, and in 
every case the reports from the Districts so visited indicate 
the personal popularity of the Grand Master and the increase 
in fraternal enthusiasm and benefit to the Craft which have 
been the direct result of his presence and helpful addresses. 
In every case he was accompanied by a distinguished com- 
pany of Grand Lodge Officers, and at such functions as he 
was unable to attend, his delegated representative, whether a 
member of the Grand East or other Officer of Grand Lodge, 



248 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

was most warmly welcomed and his message thoroughly 
appreciated. Surely one of the evidences of the well-heing 
of the Fraternity is the loyalty and cordial affection every- 
where shown to the leaders of the Craft throughout the 
entire Jurisdiction. 

Fitting tributes of appreciation and affectionate fraternal 
regard are expressed in all reports for those distinguished 
members of Grand Lodge who during the year have been 
caLled to higher service in the "Grand Lodge Above". Notable 
among many are the tributes paid to the memories of the 
late Most Wor. Bro. Walter S. Herrington, K.C., and the 
late Most Wor. Bro. T. C. Wardley, both of whom have left 
behind them a lasting contribution to the finest traditions of 
the Craft. 

In dealing with the matter of Masonic funerals, particu- 
larly as it applies to present-day local conditions in large 
urban centres, the D.D.G.M. of Toronto District "A" has the 
following comment: 

"During the year, several of the Masons of the District 
have passed to their reward, many of them receiving burial 
under Masonic auspices. In some cases attendance was small 
owing to the inability of brethren to attend during business 
hours. This situation does not reflect credit on the Order, 
and, of late, there has been a trend towards separate Masonic 
services being held the evening before, with most commend- 
able increases in attendance. In view of this trend, now very 
much on the upgrade, I feel that a new Order of Funeral 
Service should be prepared, as the present Committal Service 
is not strictly suitable for home or funeral parlour.'" 

In presenting this report, your Committee has confined 
itself strictly to conditions within this Jurisdiction and has 
faithfully endeavoured to reflect the conditions as portrayed 
in the reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters through- 
out the whole Jurisdiction, using as far as possible, within 
the permitted scope, the exact presentation of pertinent facts. 
It is true that not all the District Reports were received in 
time for the writing of this report, but the cross-section 
available presents a very encouraging picture of our Fratern- 
ity. Nowhere would there appear to exist any disharmony 
or dissatisfaction, but everywhere a keen interest in and 
loyality to the fundamental tenets and principles of the Order. 
There is substantial evidence that, despite the rapid increase 
in membership, due care is being exercised to guard well the 
portals of Masonry. Eternal vigilance is the price of survival 
in a day when the Craft has many ideological enemies, who 
hate and would destroy, as the most dangerous heresies to 
the orders of society to which they subscribe their totali- 
tarian allegiance, those things which are the landmarks of 
our ancient and honourable Ci - aft. Freemasonry champions 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 249 

preservation of the integrity of the conscience of the indi- 
vidual, the dignity of personality, and his inalienable rights 
as a creature created by God in His own image. Freemasonry 
insists on a proper reverence of the Most High, and respect 
for the rights and privileges of one's fellow-men, with a full 
understanding and discharge of his duties towards God, his 
neighbour, and himself. 

Now and always, Masonry must be irrevocably opposed 
to everything which will degrade and enslave the children of 
men. To uplift and emancipate, to ease the suffering of 
humanity and light the lamp of Truth and Justice in man's 
dealings with his fellow man, is the destiny of those who are 
truly faithful to God and to the Craft. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master, Masonry in the Grand 
Jurisdiction has had an outstandingly successful year, with 
the blessing of the Most High and your wise and beneficient 
guidance. May the new Masonic year bring a full measure 
of achievement and the accomplishment of the high purposes 
towards which you have so effectively directed the course of 
this great Fraternity in this Grand Lodge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. A. COPUS. 

C. H. ROBERTS, 

E. V. MacCORMACK, 

E. A. MILLER, 

J. A. McKIXXOX, 

C. M. PITTS (Chairman). 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
CREDENTIALS 

The report was presented by V.W. Bro. J. W. 
Hamilton, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy- 
Grand Master, seconded by V.W. Bro. Hamilton, it 
was received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in 
the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee of Credentials begs to report: 

There are on the Register of Grand Lodge 571 War- 
ranted Lodges. 



250 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Represented at this Communication: 

By Regular Officers 397 

By Proxies 89 

By Past Masters 38 

Total Lodges represented 524 

Total number of Delegates registered 2556 

With a total vote of 3507 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J. W. HAMILTON, 

Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF 
SCRUTINEERS 

V.W. Bro. E. B. Thompson, Chairman, presented 
the report of the Committee of Scrutineers, and on 
motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by 
V.W. Bro. Thompson, it was received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee of Scrutineers, having been duly sworn 
in by the Grand Secretary, begs to report the result of the 
Elections as follows: 

BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES 

Grand Senior Warden W. Bro. F. G. Chandler 

Grand Junior Warden W. Bro. B. E. Easton 

Grand Chaplain V.W. Bro. James Semple 

Grand Registrar W. Bro. J. H. Burnett 

R.W. Bro. B. F. Nott, North Bay 

R.W. Bro. J. A. Hearn, Toronto 

R.W. Bro. C. W. Robb, Toronto 

R.W. Bro. W. D. Love, London 

R.W. Bro. H. S. Johnston, Lindsay 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

E. B. THOMPSON, 

Chairman. 

The Grand Master declared the above brethren 
duly elected. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 251 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE 
GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS 

M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Chairman, presented 
the report of this Committee, and on his motion, 
seconded by M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, it was re- 
ceived and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

In 1855, when our Grand Lodge was founded, there may 
or may not have been an Address by the Grand Master. 
How different world conditions were then, how relatively 
placid was the life of the pioneers of those days! But 
Freemasonry was as real to those pioneers and as priceless 
as it is to us to-day. We have listened, at the opening of 
this Annual Communication, to at least the ninety-third 
formal Address by a Grand Master and what a fine Address 
it is! We shall read it again at our leisure in our homes; 
at least parts of it must be read in our Lodges; the younger 
brethren who have entered our portals during recent years 
should have an opportunity to peruse it carefully. 

Our Grand Master has referred briefly to existing 
world conditions and has pointed out that men are seeking 
membership in our Craft because it appeals to them as a 
haven from the confusion and turmoil prevalent among all 
nations to-day. Men are seeking, the Grand Master reminds 
us, a sure and safe anchorage, "the shadow of a great rock 
in a weary land". He reminds us also of the supremacy 
of religion in our lives and emphasizes the fact that Free- 
masonry is the handmaid of the Church. 

Your Committee agrees fully with the Grand Master's 
appointments of the Committees on Fraternal Correspond- 
ence and on Fraternal Relations; his filling of the vacancy 
on the Award Committee of the William Mercer Wilson 
Medal; his appointments of Grand Stewards and his nomi- 
nation of Grand Representatives for the Grand Lodges of 
Scotland and Ireland. 

It is part of the settled policy of this Grand Lodge that 
representatives should be sent, every year if at all possible, 
to attend the Annual Communications of our sister Canadian 
Grand Lodges and, therefore, your Committee concurs in the 
arrangements made by the Grand Master for this purpose. 
In this way our contribution is made to the cause of Cana- 



252 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

dian Unity. Moreover, we greatly like to have, as our wel- 
come, our more than welcome guests, representatives of 
every Grand Lodge in British North America as well as 
many from the Grand Lodges of the United States. 

On behalf of this Grand Lodge, your Committee con- 
gratulates most heartily St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16, Tor- 
onto, on its 125th birthday last November, and Ionic Lodge, 
No. 25, Toronto; Ontario Lodge, No. 26, Port Hope; Strict 
Observance Lodge, No. 27, Hamilton; Dalhousie Lodge, No. 
52, Ottawa, and Corinthian Lodge, No. 101, Peterborough, 
on having reached the mature age of one hundred years. 
The Grand Master participated in all these celebrations and 
we commend him for so doing. 

Your Committee concurs in the recommendations of the 
Grand Master in asking that Past Master's rank be con- 
ferred on the Immediate Past Masters of Leeds Lodge, No. 
201, Gananoque; Amity Lodge, No. 32, Dunnville; Kilwinning 
Lodge, No. 64, London, and King Hiram Lodge, No. 566, 
Toronto. We wish for these brethren many years of useful 
activity as honorary advisers in their lodges. 

With the one ruling made by the Grand Master we 
entirely agree. Every candidate must kneel, in the pre- 
scribed manner, while taking the obligation in every degree 
unless unable to do so through physical disability and, in 
such cases of disability, the permission of the Grand Master 
must first be obtained. 

To the three new Lodges your Committee extends, on 
behalf of Grand Lodge, heartiest congratulations and best 
wishes for a happy and a prosperous career. These are 
Corinthian Lodge, No. 657, Kirkland Lake; Sudbury Lodge, 
No. 658, Sudbury, and Equity Lodge, U.D., Orillia. 

Your Committee approves most heartily the donations 
authorized by the Grand Master for the Canadian Red Cross 
Society and for flood relief in British Columbia. 

The Grand Master is to be commended for his initiative 
in having an exact survey made of the general situation in 
regard to initiation fees and annual dues prescribed by the 
Lodges. If there are two sides to this question, possibly 
both may be heard before our next Annual Communication. 

Your Committee concurs in the disciplinary action taken 
by the Grand Master in the case where important rulings 
were flouted and joins him in his expressed hope that no 
more will be heard of this or similar incidents. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 253 

The Grand Master has not listed in detail his many 
visits to Lodges on special occasions and there is no reason 
why he should do so. It would be a long list. When he 
simply could not attend any function himself, he sent a 
representative. More and more, as the number of our 
Lodges increases and as hundredth anniversaries are more 
frequent, the sending of representatives will become stand- 
ard practice with Grand Masters. 

Your Committee approves of the Grand Master's man- 
ner of dealing with non-resident Masters of Lodges and 
also with his handling of the liquor situation. The section 
of his Address which outlines the activities of the Grand 
Chaplain and of the District Chaplains is worthy of study 
by their successors in 1948-49. When the Grand Master 
tells us of the assistance and co-operation he has received 
from our competent, cheerful, and capable Grand Secretary 
and his staff, we all know that he speaks from the heart. 
We are delighted to find that he pays tribute to the District 
Deputy Grand Masters; but he need not, of course, have 
mentioned the Past Grand Masters — they are always ready 
to do what they are asked to do. 

The wonderfully successful campaign for Food Parcels 
for Britain was organized and conducted by the Deputy 
Grand Master to whom a well-deserved tribute is paid in 
the Address. This campaign proceeds for another year at 
least. 

We venture to express the hope that the Conferences 
to be held by the Western and by the Eastern Grand Lodges 
will be highly successful and that the Conference of all the 
Grand Lodges of British North America will accomplish all 
that is hoped for it in cementing the fraternal unity of Free- 
masonry in this northern half of the continent. 

A graceful tribute is paid to three notables, three faith- 
ful and distinguished Masons, who passed, during the year, 
to the Grand Lodge Above. 

As you listened to the Address, brethren, you must 
have felt (as we all did) that the Grand Master was giving 
us a business-like Report of all that he has done during the 
year now closing and also that he was giving us a mental 
picture of what he conceives the function and the mission 
of Freemasonry to be. 

In submitting this Report, respectfully and fraternally, 
your Committee recommends that Grand Lodge confirm all 
that the Grand Master has done and all that, as outlined in 
his Address, he proposes for our favourable consideration 
and action. 

W. J. DUNLOP, 

Chairman. 



234 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

PRESENTATION OF HENRY PRICE MEDAL 

M.W. Bro. Roger Keith, Grand Master of Mas- 
sachusetts, presented the Henry Price Medal, award- 
ed for distinguished Masonic Service, to M.W. Bro. 
T. H. Simpson, Grand Master. The Grand Master 
expressed his appreciation in very fitting words. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

The Grand Secretary read the names of the 
brethren who had been selected in the various dis- 
tricts to serve as District Deputy Grand Masters. 
The Grand Master confirmed the selections and 
directed that they be installed and invested. 

District D.D.G.M. Address 

Algoma Malcolm Rabbitts Geraldton 

Brant Arthur A. Coale Brantford 

Bruce George H. Munson . . . .Tara 

Chatham Wm. N. Reycraft Glencoe 

Eastern Jack C. Edwards Aultsville 

Frontenac C. M. Crawford Kingston 

Georgian John J. Robins Midland 

Grey Wilbert C. Drury Arthur 

Hamilton "A" A. W. Bedwell Hamilton 

Hamilton "B" George C. Gage Hamilton 

London James A. Robb London 

Muskoka Wm. E. Clark Sundridge 

Niagara "A" Chas. H. Hesburn St. Catharines- 
Niagara "B" James F. Rapelje Fort Erie 

Nipissing East Arthur H. Moss Cobalt 

Nipissing West Joseph Lesser Sudbury 

North Huron Walter Van Wyok .... Wingham 

Ontario Chas. B. Tyrrell Orono 

Ottawa H. Edwin Reaume .... Ottawa 

Peterborough Chas. J. Ray Peterborough 

Prince Edward Stewart C. Wood Hillier 

Sarnia William Dalziel Petrolia 

South Huron H. J. Kastner Sebringville 

St. Lawrence G. R. Drummond Spencerville 

St. Thomas Francis L. Henry Shedden 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 255 

Temiskaming Ralph C. Ellis South Porcupine 

Toronto "A" Harold E. McBride. . . Toronto 

Toronto "B" A. G. Cranham Toronto 

Toronto "C" N. F. Johnson Aurora 

Toronto "D" T. H. Williamson Toronto 

Victoria Chas. H. Heels Lindsay 

Wellington Neil A. MacEachern. . Waterloo 

Western George Gruchy Rainy River 

Wilson James Hurd Mount Elgin 

Windsor Chas. F. Ayerst Arnheistburg 



INSTALLATION 

The District Deputy Grand Masters and the 
other elected Grand Lodge Officers were installed 
and invested bv M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel. 



APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD 

The Grand Master appointed the following 
brethren as members of the Board of General Pur- 
poses : 

R.W. Bro. E. A. Miller London 

R.W. Bro. R. B. Pow Fort William 

V.W. Bro. J. R. Rumball Toronto 

R.W. Bro. W. J. Wright Sault Ste. Marie 

R.W. Bro. G. F. Clark Hamilton 



APPOINTMENTS TO OFFICE 

Grand Senior Deacon, V.W. Bro. R. M. Harcourt, Toronto. 
Grand Junior Deacon, V.W. Bro. Norval R. Grant, Sault Ste. 

Marie. 
Grand Supt. of Works, V.W. Bro. John Barrett, Kapuskasing. 
Grand Director of Ceremonies, V.W. Bro. J. W. Watters, 

Hamilton. 
Ass't Grand Chaplain, V.W. Bro. C. P. Shapter, Powassan. 
Ass't Grand Secretary, V.W. Bro. Robert Strachan, Hamilton. 



256 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Ass't Grand Director of Ceremonies, V.W. Bro. A. H. Felt,. 

Barrie. 
Grand Sword Bearer, V.W. Bro. C. L. Parrott, Kenora. 
Grand Organist, V.W. Bro. E. J. Trist, Toronto. 
Ass't Grand Organist, V.W. Bro. W. A. Patterson, St. Thomas. 
Grand Pursuivant, V.W. Bro. S. Fred Hutchinson, Toronto. 

GRAND STEWARDS 

V.W. Bro. J. H. Aitchison Sarnia 

" " M. D. Anderson Carp 

" R. H. Babb Port Arthur 

" S. J. Babe Oshawa 

" " C. P. Bass Newboro 

" " Alden Brown Dundas 

" " Milton Burke Claremont 

" J. F. Campbell Toronto 

" H. L. Chown Hamilton Beach 

" " Arthur Christie Winchester 

" Briden G. Clark Odessa 

" " Irwin M. Colwill Newcastle 

" " R. A. Connor Campbellford 

" Cecil L. Cox Aylmer 

" W. C. Coulter Toronto 

" " Wm. Dawson Mimico 

" " Wm. Durham London 

" E.A.Ellis Hamilton 

" J. C. Emerson Perth 

" " Gordon Fairclough Hamilton 

" W. B. Fenwick Fort Erie 

" W. C. Ford Georgetown 

" " Lawrence Gately Toronto 

" " A. L. Genner Wallaceburg 

" Chas. W. Gloyne Bryanston 

" Frank C. Green Toronto 

" " T. H. Henderson Bobcaygeon 

" J.S.Howell Lynden 

" T. E. Jackson Ingersoll 

" George Jacob .Kitchener 

" " F. D. Kerr Peterborough 

" " W. A. Kruger Ottawa 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 257 

" C. W. Lawson Grand Valley 

" H. E. Le Maitre Toronto 

" " Joseph Lunenfeld Toronto 

" " J. D. Mable .Thorold 

" " Max Mandell Sturgeon Falls 

" " J. A. Matheson Southampton 

" F. L. McCrum Smith's Falls 

" " R. X. McElhinney .Toronto 

" R. J. McKellar Tiverton 

" C. E. Milburn Windsor 

" R.E.Miller Jarvis 

" Ray Mills Granton 

" " C. M. Moore VictoriaHarbour 

" R. G. Moore St. Catharines 

" G. C. Mouck Tweed 

" S. G. Xicholls Toronto 

" " Ernest Pettigrew Abingdon 

" " L. M. Plummer Port Hope 

" L. H. Reesor .Toronto 

" " R. H. Reynolds Toronto 

" F. W. Rilance Beaverton 

■ " L. P. Robertson Hamilton 

" " James Russen .Toronto 

" James Sawdon .Hamilton 

" H. L. Scythes Toronto 

" " E. X. Shrier Windsor 

" Jas. D. Small Hamilton 

" R.M.Smith Oakville 

" John J. Stewart Toronto 

" " J. Leslie Stewart Hamilton 

" R. G. Strasler Queensville 

" " Grant Taylor Toronto 

" Errol Woodruff Emsdale 

" George Wills Hamilton 

" " Arthur D. Wilson Toronto 

" Harry Young York 

GRAND STANDARD BEARERS 

V.W. Bro. J. W. Lowrie Camlachie 

" C.R.King Markdale 

GRAND TYLER 

Wor. Bro. Harry Haynes Toronto 



258 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

The next place of meeting will be the City of 
Toronto. 

VOTE OF THANKS 

On motion of M.W. Bro. J. A. McRae, seconded 
by M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, it was unanimously re- 
solved: That this Grand Lodge extend its sincere 
thanks to the Mayor and citizens of Toronto, to the 
Board of Education, to the Police Department, to the 
lodges of the four Toronto Districts, to the Local 
Committee on Arrangements and to all other officials 
for the kindness shown to the officers and delegates, 
and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the 
several committees and officials. 



GRAND LODGE CLOSED 

The Grand Master, having announced that the 
labors of Grand Lodge were concluded, called on 
the Grand Chaplain to invoke the blessing of the 
Most High upon the Craft. 

Grand Lodge was declared closed in Ample 
Form at 12 o'clock, noon, of Thursday, Julv 22nd, 
1948. 





Grand Secretary. 



260 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES A 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 28 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festiyi 

The names of the W. M. and Sccretai 






Lodge 



aNiagara 

aAnc. St. John's. 
aSussex 



aBarton 

7 1 Union....... 

9|aUnion 

lOlaNorfolk. 
11 aMoira.. 



14|aTrue Britons. 
15| St. George's— 
l6|aSt. Ancjrew's. 
17| St. John's. 



18JaPrince Edward. 

20|aSt. John's 

2la|aSt. John's- 



22|aKing Solomon's. 
23 1 Richmond- 



aSt. Francis. 

alonic 

aOntario 



24 
25 
26 
27 aStrict Observance. 

28laMt. Zion 

29|aUnited 

30 1 aComposite 

31|aJerusalem 

32|aAmity 

33|aMaitland 

S41aThistle 

35|aSt. John's 

37^King Hiram. 

38|aTrent 

39|aMount Zion_ 

40|aSt. John's 

41|aSt. George's.. 
42laSt. George's. 



43| King Solomon's- 

44| a St. Thomas— 

45'aBrant 

46|aWellington 

47|aGreat Western— 

4 8 1 a M ado c 

50|aConsecon 

52| Dalhousie 

54|aVaughan„ 



55|aMerrickville 

56 1 a Victoria 

57|aHarmony 

68| Doric 

6 1 1 a Acacia 

62|aSt. Andrew's- 

63'aSt. John's 

C4iaKilwinning 

65!aRehoboam 

66iaDurham 

68'aSt. John's 

691 Stirling 

72|aAlma 



Where held 



Niagara-on-Lake 

Kingston 

Brockville 

Hamilton 

Grimsby 

Napanee _ 

Sim coe 

Belleville 

Perth 

St. Catharines — 

Toronto 

Cobourg 

Picton 

London 

Vankleek Hill 

Toronto . 

Richmond Hill 

Smith's Falls 

Toronto 

Port Hope 

Hamilton 

Kemptville 

Brighton 

Whitby 

Bowmanville— — 

Dunnville 

Goderich 

\mherstburg 

Cayuga..—— 

Ingersoll 

T renton _ 

3rooklin 

Hamilton 

Kingsville 

London 

Woodstock 

-!t. Thomas 

Brantford 

Chatham 

Windsor 

Madoc 

Con se con 

Ottawa 

Maple....— 

Merrickville 

Sarnia 

3inbrook _. 

Ottawa 

lamilton 

Onledonia 

Carleton Place- 
London 

Toronto 

Newcastle 

[ n gersoll 

Stirling 

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W. Master 



J. B. Hostetter- 

W. D. Johnston 

J. H. Kingstone 

C. W. Hagyard _.. 

H. V. Betzner 

A. J. Wood— 

H. Oates 

H. A. Denike 

Alexander Gray... 

D. D. Webster....- 

J. E. Welch 

K. H. J. Caldwell.. 

James King _ 

W. D. Graham 

William McCaskill... 

Percy Baker 

L. E. Atkinson 

Robt. Eraser.—. 

J. B. Allen _ 

J. H. Meeking 

G. C. Kelly 

A. E. Wilson _ 

B. L. Spencer 

A. E. Patterson... 

M. L. Clemens- 

T. H. Ballard 

Frank Walkom 

Watson Hallock 

F. K. Matthews 

G. H. Goffin. 

O. R. Newton 

Wm. Medland 

W. J. Dyson 

W. D. Conklin 

G. B. Williams 

Frank Hogg 

H. M. Dawson 

H. J. Maslin 

R. J. New _.. 

C. S. Grieve 

D. Kernohan 

A. Alyea 

W. W. Wylie. 

C. E. Fockler 

H. G. Barnes 

L. C. Pusey 

W. Ronald 

C. D. Donald 

W. A. Hagan 

H. Christensen 

H. C. Skinner 

\. Henderson 

B. L. Davidge 

W. J. Rowland 

A. Young _ 

J. R. Johnston 

A. E. Martin 



Secretary 



A. G. Hall... I 

T. J. Donnelly . 

F. H. Kay...._ I 

C. M. Piercy 

J. L. Dunham 

Geo. T. Walters — 

O. P. Richardson _ 

J. W. Cook 

J. C. Emerson 

C. H. Hesburn — 

S. M. Sinclair . 

H. R. Quantrill 1 

C. C. Spencer 

W. H. Kipp - 

J. T. McDonald 

R. A. Woodley 

J. R. Herrington — 

F. L. McCrum . 

D. M. Fleming 

J. D. Bongard 

J. H. Miller- 

H. D. Hyndman — 

B. C. W. Pickford 
W. G. Augustus — 

E. H. Brown — 

John Sebben 

Wm. Bisset 

G. Somerton 

R. H. Davey 

H. T. Bower 

V. P. Carswell . 

R. V. Mowbray 

0. F. Marshall _ 

Wm. Linsley 

C. M. Linnell — 

A. W. Massie 

F. R. Palmer 

O. R. Millard 

H. D. Paulucci 

H. H. Amsden 

E. T. Nayler-... _ 

F. R. Taylor _ 

M. J. Shiels J 

R. A. Bigford -_ 

M. G. Corbett _ 

H. W. UnsworthJ 
A. H. Hillgartner- 

J. A. Ross - 

V. N. Ames 

T. J. Hicks 

H. E. Menzies _. 

E. C. Smith _ 

S. A. Johnson I 

H. J. Toms - _ 

E. C. Grimes — 

V. Richardson 

A. G. Malcolm — 






TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 261 

DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

lot there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 
St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist, 
corrected up to July 31st, 1948. 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Fesi 

The names of the W. M. and Seen 



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W. Master 


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St. Mary's 

S. Augusta 

Toronto _ — 

Woodstock. 

Lindsay __ 

Tillsonburg...._ 

Bradford 

Mount Brydges 

Paris _ 

Strathroy 


E. T. Grasby 


N. W. McMurra 
H. H. Thro.jp 


St. John's 


J. S. King 

A. B. Wagner 

A. McKessock 
J. &. Wilkinson 

F. J. Miller...- 

W. J. McAlister 

J. L. Churchill 


B. E. Garrett 

C. M. Gorrie 

C. L. Davidson... 
R. A. McQueen.. 
V. W. Coombs 


aFaithful Brethren 

aKingHiram 


aSt. John's 

iSf. John's 


L. M. Brown 

H. Frosch 


83|aBeaver _ 

84| Clinton 


T. F. Paul- ._ 

H. R. Plumsteel 

L. M. Scott 

C. J. Lawer 

W. L. Clark.. _ 

C. R. Randle 


W. B. Ferguson- 
H. E. Rorke 


85|aRising Sun 

S6 aWilson 

87| Markham Union 

88| St Genitre's 


Athens 

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Markham 

Owen Sound 

Collingwood- 


A. E. Watt .... 

W. V. McClure. ..... 

M. O. Russell- ... 


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W. S. Gillespie- 

R. S. Wood 

J. H. Cameron _ 

E. -F. S. Sanders _ 

H. Morren_ — 

A. Pollock - 

S. J. Cain 

J. L. Spillette 

W. Law _ 

A. E. Elliott- 

J. Ward 

W. Hartley 

F. O. Weatherley 


F. H. Bellamy-... 


iCc.\hnrr\p 


W. J. Onyon 


aCataraqui _ 

iNorthern Light 

iSt. Mark's — _.. 




T. N. Clarke 


Kincardine 

Port Stanley 

Barrie 

Queensville 

Bolton 

Newmarket 

Dundas _ „ 

Peterborough _ „ 

St. Catharines _ 

Norwich 

Niagara Falls 

Burford _. 

Lambeth 

Princeton 

Hanowsmith 

Prescott _ _ _ 

Water ford „ _ 

Port Hope 

Beamsville 

Thedford 

Schomberg 

Bath 

Fingal 


J. R. MacKay 

J. A. Quinn 

Geo. Caldwell 


iSharon _ 


R. G. Strasler 


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iTuscan 

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iCorinthian 

iMaple Leaf _ 

St. John's. 

iSt. Mark's- _ 


J. A. Hutchinson... 

P. Tod 

W. J. Mulligan.. 

R. F. Downey 

A. E. Coombs 

N. C. Macwhirte 

H. Higgins.- 

H. E. Cox.. . .... 


107| St. Paul's 


J. M. Grieve 


Robt. McDougall... 


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i Albion 

iCentral 

i Wilson . 


F. Cockburn.— 

L. S. Kerr 

D. B. Hill 

H. N. Mott 

W. H. Inch. 


C. Austin 

A. W. Hodgson- 

G. T. Birch 

R. K. Robinson 

A. Mark 




F. L. Laundry 

G. Mclnnis _ 

H. Russell 


G. M. Ghent ..._ 




R. P. Bass 


Union _ _ 

iMaple Leaf _ 


R. W. Stewart 


G. Huvck 

D. Orchard - 

H. F. Smith — 


D. F. Aylsworth.. 

E. C. Moore-. 


Doric 


J. P. Temple 


Renfrew 

Belleville 


P. N. Howard 

H. Pitt 




Relleville 


C. D. Crosby....- 












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G. S. Martin 




Franck 




J. H. Bleecker 


Pembroke 

iRising Sun ._.. 


Pembroke 


W. C. McLaughlin 


C. W. Fraser 


H. W. Moorby-. 




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Milton 


C. J. Dey 

B. D. Field 


O. Stephenson 

A. E. Buswell 


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141|a 


Tudor ... 


Mitchell 


H. Dungey _ 


J. A. Myers 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1948 263 

DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

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. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist. 

orrected up to July 31st. 1948. 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Fesi 

The names of the W. M. and Secre 



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142 aExcelsior 

143|aFriendly Brothers. 

1 44 J aTecumseh 

145|aJ. B. Hall _ 

146|aPrince of Wales 

147 1 Mississippi 

148|aCivil Service 

149|aErie 

151]aGrand River 

153jaBurns _ 

154|alrving _ 

155|aPeterborough..- 

1 56 la York 



157|aSimpson __ 

158 1 a Alexandra 

159! Goodwood 

161 1 Percy 

1 62 1 Forest _ _.. 

164|aStar in the East. 

165jaBurlington 

166 |a Went worth _ 

168'aMerritt..... 

169|aMacnab _ _. 

170|aBritannia 

171|aPrince of Wales... 

1 7 2 1 a Ay r 

174 j Walsingham 

177| The Builders 

1781 Plattsville-.....- 

180|aSpeed 

181|aOriental_ _ 

184|a01d Light 

185|aEnniskillen 

186 1 Plantagenet 

190| Belmont 

192|aOrillia 

193|aScotland ..... 

194|aPetrolia _ 

195[aTuscan 

1 96 j Madawaska 

197|aSaugeen_ 

200| St. Alban's 

201|aLeeds . ... 

203| Irvine 

205] New Dominion 

207 1 Lancaster _. 

209a|aSt. John's 

209| Evergreen 

215| Lake 

2 1 6 1 aHarris 

217|aFrederick 

218|aStevenson _ 

219|aCredit ... 

220) Zeredatha 

221 aMountain _ _.. 

222|aMarmora _ 

223 1 aNorwood 



Where held 



W. Master 



Secretary 



Morrisburg _ 

Iroquois _ 

Stratford _ 

Millbrook 

Newburgh 

Almonte 

1 1 a wa 

Port Dover 

Kitchener. 

Wyoming . _ 

Lucan .... 

Peterborough 

Toronto ... 

Newboro 

Oil Springs 

Richmond 

Wark worth 

Wroxeter 

Wellington 

Burlington 

Stoney Creek 

Welland _ 

Port Colborne 

Seatorth 

Iona Stn _ 

Ayr.. 



Port Rowan 

Ottawa _ 

Plattsville _ 

Guelph 

Port Burwell 

Lucknow 

York 

Riceville 

Belmont _ 

Orillia 

Scotland 

Petrolia 

London __ 

Arnprior _.. 

Walkerton 

Mt. Forest 

Gananoque 

Elora 

New Hamburg.. 

Lancaster 

London _ 

Lanark 

Ameliasburg ... 

Orangeville 

Delhi 

Toronto 

Georgetown _. 

Uxbridge 

Thorold 

Marmora. 

Norwood ..... 



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S. Weegar 

Merkley 

S. Robertson 

H. Swain 

A. Joyce _. 

E. Gomme 

A. Macdonald 

E. Williamson.. 

R. Patterson 

J. White 

H. Hodgins 

E. Crowe _ 

S. Ash... 

G. Warren 

Morley 

G. Paynter 

L. Finlay 

Douglas 

A. Dick 

Howell . 

McDermid 

G. Frame 

N. Winn. _ 

C. Brightrall 

A. Dundas 

E. Makins 

Town send. 

R. Forbes 

L. Schneider 

G. Ziegler 

Campbell 

G. Harris _ 

R. Watt 

Ryan 

Harkness 

H. Price 

Riddle _. 

E. Holmes . 

L. C. Keith 

D. Stewart 

B. Nicholson 

M. Johnston 

K. MaeKenzie 

Fuller _ 

A. Kerr 

W. Craig 

A. Hutcheson 

E. Rothwell 

Edwards 

L. Ewing_ 

W. Rogers 

Wallace....- 

Wrigglesworth. . 

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T. Doherty 

W. Drew 

H. Caskey 



W. C. Davy 

H. Hamilton 

S. W. Rust 

I. L. H. Gray 

D. Sexsmith 

S. H. Morton 

J. C. Browne 

J. C. King..- 

. P. Fisher 

F. O. Johnston... 

J. C. Murdy... 

J. H. Vallery 

B. Simpson 

C. P. Bass 

. W. S. Atkin 

J. H. Chanonho 

A. M. Smale 

J. H. Wylie 

N. A. Tice - 

R. J. M. Allen... 

J. H. Lee 

H. E. Stark 

A. E. Langman.. 

D. L. Reid.._ 

. J. C. Dundas 

. J. D. Patterson 

R. C. Biddle. 

J. J. McGill ._ 

S. S. McKie 

Bard Whetstone.. 
. A. J. Bodsworth... 

. T. J. Salkeld I 

, A. McConachie 

B. Fawcett _ 

John Ferguson ... 

F. F. Eddington. 
. E. E. Messecar... 
. J. L. Williams.., 

P. M. Wood 

E. J. Davies 

S. W. Vogan _... 

G. F. S. LeWam 
. W. Clow _ 

J. C. Scott. — 

A. R. G. Smith. 

C. T. Upton 

C. J. Atkins 

W. M. Lee (Act 

J. A. Weese _ 

W. M. Curry - 

R. Maclntyre - 

J. H. Johnston- 

W. C. Ford 

W. II. Gould 

W. J. Mable 

C. H. Buskard 

Walter Bitten 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 265 

DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 
John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist, 
■rected up to July 31st, 1948. 



Night of Meeting 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES A 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 2( 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Feslu 

The names of the VV. M. and Secreta 



Lodge 



224 
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250 



Huron 

aBernard 

aPrince Arthur 

alonic 

Kerr 

Lodge of Fidelity- 
aCameron 

Doric _____ 



Beaver 

aAldworth — 
aManitoba 

Vienna 

Havelock 

Tweed.- 

aMacoy 

aSt. George.. 

aTecumseh 

aAshlar _ 

aCaledonian- 



aThistle 

253|aMinden 

254|aClifton - 

255 aSydenham.. 



256|aFarran's Point — 

257|aGalt 

258|aGuelph.. - 

2591 Springfield 

260|aWashington 

261|aOak Branch 

262|aHarriston 

263|aForest .._ 

264 1 Chaudiere 

2651 Patterson.. 



266|aNorthern Light 

267 1 Parthenon 

268|aVerulam 

269|aBrougham Union 

270|aCedar 

27 1 1 Wellington.. _.... 

272 a Seymour _ 

274JaKent _ _.. 

276|aTeeswater_ 

277|aSeymour 

279 |aNew Hope -.. 

282 laLorne 

283'aEureka 

284) St. John's....- - _ 

285| Seven Star __. 

286|aWingham 

287|aShuniah _ - 

289|aDoric 

290|aLeamington 

291!aDufTerin 

292|aRobertson — . 

294|aMoore - 

295|aConestoga 

296|aTemple 



Where held 



W. Master 



Hensall 

Listowel - 

Odessa 

Brampton 

Barrie 

Ottawa. -. 

Dutton 

Parkhill- 

Thornbury 

Paisley _ 

Cookstown 

Vienna 

Watford 

Tweed - 

Mallorytown. 

St. George 

Thamesville... 

Toronto 

Midland 

Embro 

Kingston- 



Niagara Falls- 
Dresden 

Aultsville 

Gait - 

Guelph 

Springfield 

Petrolia 

Innerkip 

Harriston 

Forest 

Ottawa 

Thornhill 

Stayner _.. 

Chatham 

Bobcaygeon 

Claremont 

Oshawa 

Erin... 

Ancaster 

Blenheim 

Teeswater 



Port Dalhousie.. 

Hespeler 

Gleneoe 

Belleville 

Brussels 

Mliston 

Wingham 

Port Arthur 

Lobo 

Leamington 

W. Flamboro 

King 

Courtright 

Drayton 

St. Catharines 



Wright 

G. Beatty. 

C. Smith 

B. Campkin 

R. Stewart 

W. Campbell 

Roberts 

Turnbull 

L. Duvies 

Keith 

C. Ramsay 

Jackson _ 

Cowan 

B. Green 

A. Hunt 

W. Howell- 

W. Crydei-man.. 

M. Mann 

I. Brien 

Osterbery 

J. Johnson 

E. McGillivray .... 
H. Clark 

F. Beckstead 

C. McDonald 

S. Norrish 

D. Burn 

E. Sees 

Jackson 

A. Mclntyre 

D. Logan 

Brady 

Gilmore 

G. McQueen 

Montgomery 

Mulligan 

Pearse 

E. Smith 

W. Pawley 

G. Jowett 

B. Ford 



S. Johann 

T. Elmes 

R. Scott 

A. McRae 

Moxam 

A. Milne 

L. Harris 

A. Crawford— 

B. Williams 

R. Ferguson 

D. McLean 

Yeomans 

G. Jennings.— 
Walters 

H. Thompson... 
D. McPherson.. 



Secretary 



W. O. Goodwin... 
J. H. Blackmore 

E. S. Parrott 

H. A. Wilson 

C. E. Ehick 

C. Bradford 

H. C. Campbell- 

C. J. Fox 

T. G. Idle _ 



S. F. Ballachey 

L. A. Arnold 

L. Walsh 

C. J. Healey. _ 

G. Mouck 

C. Heaslip _ - 

B. Stobbs _. 

A. Graham 

J. R. Rumball (Ass1 
H. E. White 

D. J. McLeod _.... 

G. H. Veale 

Fred. Want 

T. Tiffin _ .... 

C. M. McConnell 

R. Clark _ 

W. G. Kitchen 

J. C. Dance I 

L. A. Mellwraith-. 
G. A. Spencer 

F. F. Homuth _ 

W. F. Braun 

M. H. Chapman _ 

A. M. Frankland— 

E. Robinson _ 

J. Ryan 

A. E. Woollard 

S. S. J. Pugh 

R. Meek _ 

R. R. MacKay 

E. McMullen 

J. L. Gosnell 

G. S. Fowler 

T. O. Johnston 

G. H. Henderson..- 
H. L. Bechill 

\ L. O • 

R. J. Bowman 

E. Skelton „ 

H. L. Shorbondy- 

J. E. Hamilton _ 

T. McGncan 

E. Russelo 

CO' 

P P TVrvs 

W. R. Wade 

E. S. Morgan (Act 1 
C. A. Brown I 






TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 

LT DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

E not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

E St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist. 

re corrected up to July 31st, 194S. 



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7 '4th Tuesday 

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268 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES A! 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 281 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Fesliv 

The names of the W. M. and Secretai 



Lodge 



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299 
300 
302 
303 
304 
305 
306 
307 
309 
311 
312 
313 
314 
315 
316 
318 
319 
320 
321 
322 
323 
324 
325 
326 



aPreston 

Victoria 

aMount Olivet™ 

St. David's 

aBlyth 

aMinerva 

aHumber 

Durham 

aArkona 

aMorning Star 

a Blackwood 

aPnyx 

aClementi _ 

aBlair 

Clifford 

aDoric 

aWilmot _ 

aHiram _ 

aChesterville _ 

aWalker 

aNorth Star. _.._. 

aAlvinston 

aTemple 

Orono 

aZetland 



Where held 



Preston 

Centreville 

Thorndale 

St. Thomas _ 

BIyth 

Stroud 

Weston.. 



327|aHammond 

328| Ionic 

329|aKing Solomon.. 

330[aCorinthian 

331| Fordwich- _. 

332 | Stratford 

333| Prince Arthur.. 
334|aPrince Arthur.. 

336jaHighgate 

337|aMyrtle 

3381 Dufferin 

339|aOrient .._ 

341 1 Bruce 

343 Georgina 

344|aMerrill„ 



345| Nilestown. 
346|aOccident. 

347 aMercer 

348|aGeorgian 

352|aGranite 

354| Brock 

356|aRiver Park _ 

357| Waterdown _ 

358|aDelaware Valley.. 

359laVittoria ...... 

360|aMuskoka 

36 1 1 a Waver ley _ 

3fi2iaMaple Leaf _. 

364|aDufferin_ 

367|aSt. George 

S68!aSalem _ _ 

369!aMimico 



Durham 

Arkona 

Carlow 

Woodbridge 

Wallaceburg... 

Lakefield 

Palmerston 

Clifford 

Toronto 

Baden 

Hagersville 

Chesterville. 

Acton 

Owen Sound_. 

A 1 vi nston 

Hamilton. _ 

Orono 

Toronto 

Wardsville 

Napier _ 

Jarvis 

London 

Fordwich 

Stratford 

Flesherton 

Arthur.. 



W. Master 



Highgate. 

?ort Robinson 

VVellandport 

Toronto _ _ 

Tiverton 

Toronto... __ 

Dorchester 

Nilestown 

Toronto 

Fergus 

Penetanguishene 

Parry Sound 

Cannington 

■?treetsville 

^lillgrove _ 

Delaware _ 

Vittoria _ |a 

Bracebridge 

Guelph 

Tara 

Melbourne 

Toronto 

Brockville 

Lambton Mills. 



B. Denyes 

E. Hughes 

C. Sutherland 

H. Roberts 

A. Cowan 

J. Sutherland— 

N. Seal 

Ramage 

D. Thompson 

McWhinney 

H. Watts 

Webb 



W. Graystone. 
A. Burgess. 



H. Wilson 

C. Gray 

Douglas 

C. Vance 

A . Denver 



Secretary 



W. Young 

E. Durant 

M. McCutcheon... 

F. Gordon 

A. Mitchell 

H. Chapman 

W. Sherwin 

S. Walker 

Armstrong 

H. McLean 

J. More 

H. Watson 

B. Collins 

Williamson 

M c Wi 1 1 i am .„ 

G. Heppler 

Goodbrand 

J. Jagges 

Ellsworth _ 



M. Watt _ 

B. Cottrill 

H. Barrett 

R. Morris 

Dickenson 

M. Glover 

E. Milner 

A. Henderson 

A. Johnston 

Willis 

N. Broadbear 

W. Green 

McKay 

D. Dennis 

J. MeCulley 

D. Hales 



A. IN. t unston. 
Marshman 



E. Stafford 

D. Rowsome 

G. Martin 



C. G. Smuck 

W. H. Stapleton..__ 

R. D. Philp_ 

G. A. Martin..— 

G. E. Medhurst 

C. H. Moffat 

R. E. Wilson 

R. D. Munro 

J. A. Fraser I 

J. H. Burnett 

W. W. Yale 

W. T. Brown 

E. Eckenswiller „ 

P. C. Fowler 

J. J. Weiler 1 

C. S. Graham„._ 

A. E. Jarvis I 

G. H. Musselle 

E. L. Vanstone 

L. W. Oke 

J. Wilkinson 

R. E. Logan 

J. C. Greig 

J. H. Meyers. 

E. Denning 

R. E. Miller 

W. E. Bradt _._ 

T. A. Roberts 

L. W. Shore 

C. J. Bellamy 

J. A. Hardman 

G. L. Scherer 

R. R. Camp _ 

W. M. Gray 

W. J. Cordell 

E. A. Taylor I 

P. W. Davies 1 

P. V. J. Hale 

J. F. Johnson..... 

J. T. Berry 

H. V. Hayes 

R. R. Trustham 

G. E. Knight 

W. J. Beard.. 

W. F. B. Switzer 

J. R. Nicol __ 

E. Jackson 

W. L. Bowden _ 

W. G. Gerhart 

R. G. Stephens 

C. B. Grant 

J. C. McLean _ 

W. F. Damp 

W. H. Drummond 

J. Kendall 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 269 

r DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 
St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist, 
corrected up to July 31st, 1948. 



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4th Friday _ 

1st Thursday 

2nd Tuesday - 

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270 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES A 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 28 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festin 

The names of the W. M. and Secretai 



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Harmony 

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aCopestone. 

aKeene 

aLorne 

Unity.. 

Lome 

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aMiddlesex 

aUnion 

a Do lie 



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a A 1 pha 

aSpry _ 

aMcColl 

a Lansdowne . 

aHenderson ,. — 

aCrystal Fountain. 

aFlorence 

aHoward 

aHuron 

Forest 

aKing Solomon — 

aParvaim 

aCedar 

a Leopold...—— 

Victoria 

Moffat. 



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aCentral 

a W i n dsor 

aLorne 

M at t awa ... 

aSpry .... 

aMurray 

aGoIden Rule. 

aZeta 

aRodney - ... 

aKeystone - 

aNaphtali 

Pequonga. 



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Lyn 

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aMaxville 

a Liberty— 

Nipissing 

a Scott. 



Star of the East 

Strong 

aDoric 

aSt. Clair 

a Stanley 

aNickel - 

Fidelity 



Where held 



Delta.. 



Ottawa 

Fort Erie North.. 

Welland 

Keene — - - 

Omemee -.. 

Huntsville 

Shelburne 

London 

Bryanston 

London 

Hamilton — 

Winchester....- 

Toronto 

Beeton _ _ 

West Lome — 

Lansdowne 

Ilderton . 

N. Augusta 

Florence 

Ridgetown 

Camlachie... 

Chesley 

Thamesford _... 

Comber 

Wiarton 

Brigden 

Kirkneld..-.. 

Harrietsville 

Oakville 

Deseronto 

Essex _. — 

tVindsor 

Tamworth 

Mattawa 



^enelon Falls 

Beaverton 

Orave nhurst 

Toronto 

todney _ _ 

L "ault Ste. Marie. 

Tilbury 

Kenora 

Fort William 

Lyn 

Keewatin _ 

Waxville 

^arnia 

"■Jorth Bay 

Orand Valley 

Bothwell 

Sundridge 

Pickering. 

Sombra 

Toronto ... 

Sudbury 

Port Perry 



W. Master 



S. McCrea 

B. Kelly 

E. Wilson 

H. Korell. 

W. Gall 

J. Pogue 

R. Beelby 

0. Huteheson. 

B. Clinton 

Shier 

B. Barnes 

Regan 

P. Milne 

A. Rider 

Heuchan 

Clark 

R. Peck 

B. McNair 

C. Wilkins 

Moorehouse 

H. Orr 

Brock 

E. McNeill 

R. Day 

L. Gates 

G. Sinclair 

Stark 

H. Lough 

Lyons 

Keegan 

Gibson 

Purvis 

H. Moore 

H. Sedore 

R. Connelly.. 
C. Creighton... 
W. Deguerre... 

Powell 

G. Switzer 

1. Black 

L. Taylor 

E. Carruthers. 

Howard 

N. Angus 

B. McNish 

Clark 

C. Woods 

J. Kerr 

Graham 

Talbot 

Burgess 

Peake 

F. Baker 

H. Shepley 

W. Hume 

Waller 

H. Cornish 



Secretary 



L. L. Irwin 

H. J. Sykes _.. 

W. W. Gorham 

H. L. Headington. 

F. L. Wismer 

W, J. Thorn 

P. Gevhart 

S. Patterson _ „. 

J. White 

C. W. Gloyne 

R. E. Tillson 

L. P. Robertson 

W. A. Sherwood 

James Bain 

W. S. Robinson 

Arthur Smith 

W. Senn 

B. R. Clemance 

M. R. Hough.... 

S. Hanks 

D. R. McDiarmid 

J. W. Lowrie... 

H. A. Doubt 

T. R. Nancckivell... 

L. Dean 

W. M. Newman 

A. A. Bruce 

G. V. Grant 

K. V. Rath 

J. S. Hope 

C. Thompson _ 

C. G. Johnston 

A. Lynch 

J. R. Adair 

R. J. Cunningham 

A. W. Robson 

G. A. Smith 

F. M. Freeman 

S. J. Boyde 

G. S. Stinson 

NT. Grant 

H. E. Brophev 

H. S. Cade 

W. H. Hunt 

J. Greer 

R. A. Field 

H. A. Wilkes 

W. J. Aitrhison I 

8. F. Nott 

\. Menary 

F. Everitt 

T. B. Hearn _ 

E. L. Chapman 

H. M. Stover 

T. L. Johnson 

C. Bibby 

G. R. Davey I 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 271 

T DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 
St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist, 
e corrected up to July 31st, 1948. 



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272 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 285. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 






Lodge 



429|aPort Elgin 

430 1 a Acacia 

481 1 Moravian 

432|aHanover 

433,aBonnechere 

434] Algonquin 

435 J aHavelock 

436 1 Burns 

437|aTuscan 

438|aHarmony-. 

439 1 Alexandria 

44ui Arcadia 

441 laWestport 

442 Dyment 

443 Powassan 

444|aNitetis 

445|aLake of the Woods.. 

446|aGranite 

447|aSturgeon Falls 

448| aXenophon 

449| Dundalk 

450 1 Hawkesbury 

451 Somerville 

452'aAvonmore 

453| Royal 

454| Corona 

455 1 Doric 

456iaElma „ 

457 aCentury 

458 1 Wales 

4 59 ! a Cobden 

46<iiaRideau 

461! alonic 

462 i Temiskaming___ 

4631 North Entrance. 

464| King Edward 

465| Carleton 

466!aCoronation 

467 Tottenham 

468|aPeel 

469laAlpoma 

47 1 a Victoria fc 

471|aKing Edward 

472laGore Bay 

473 a Beaches 

474'aVictoria 

475|aDundurn 

476) Corinthian 

477|aHarding 

4781aMilverton 

4791 Russell 

480|a Williamsburg 

4SlaCorinthian 

482'aBancroft 

483laGranton 

4841 Golden Star 

48 5| aHalleybury 



Where held 



Port Elgin 

Toronto 

Cargill 

Hanover __ 

Eganville 

Cmsdale 

Havelock 

Hepworth 

Sarnia _— 

Toronto 

Alexandria 

Minden 

Westport 

Thessalon 

Powassan 

Creemore _ 

ftenora — 

Fort Frances 

Sturgeon Falls 

Wheatley 

Dundalk 

hawkesbury 

Kinmount 

Avonmore 

Fort William 

Burk's Falls 

Little Current 

Monkton _ 

Merlin 

Vales 

Cobden 

Seeley's Bay 

lainy River_ 

Mew Liskeard 

Ha 1 iburton 

Sunderland 

Carp _ 

El m vale 

Tottenham 

Caledon East 

Sault Ste. Marie 
Victoria Harbor... 

Ohippawa „.._ 

Gore Bay 

Toronto 

Toronto 

lamilton 

^orth Gower 

Woodville 

Milverton 

Russell 

Williamsburg 

Toronto 

Bancroft 

Granton 

Dryden 

Haileybury 



W. Master 



L. Thornburn 

Irwin 

C. Fitzsimmons- 

H. A. Hill 

Drefke 

V. Elliott 

A. Steenburgh 

Westlake 

T. Bulman 

Highet 

M. Fleming _ _ 

Fountain 

W. Chisamore 

J. Tremelling 

Bartraw 

G. Orr _._.. 

L. Pitt 

Henry 

H. Pepper 

Sample 

E. Ritchie 

J. Hunter 

C. Scott 

H. Campbell 

A. Morgan 

C. Dempster 

Tustian 

H. McLean 

Stover 

A. Morrison 

Eady 

Huntsback 

C. Millsap 

T. Mallett 

E. Elstone 

Smith 

Amm 

R. Graham 

L. MacFadyen 

F. Dean _.. 

H. Pearse 

A. Gervais 

Wrightman 

R. McQuarrie 

E. McMillin 

Rowntree _ 

T. Rodger _ 

A. Greer 

J. MeAlpine 

C. Murdy 

Park 

C. Hamilton 

H. Cockburn 

L. McColl 

Hardie 

A. Cox 

T. Humphreys... 



J. H. Blcwes 

M. E. Steele 

P. C. Hunstein 

.T. A. Magee 

H. G. Green 

H. R. Hayward- 

E. D. Chiles 

W. F. Brown 

A. D. Sleeth 

H. E. D. MitchelL 

F. Wilding 

M. S. Vasey 

S. G. Crawford 

E. D. Mills 

E. J. Liddle _ 

G. H. Shepherd _. 

F. T. Barrett 

W. C. Austin- 



Secretary 



Ft. Heatherington 

R. A. B. Ritchie 

A. Seay 

Boldt _ 

J. F. MacRae 

R. J. Aldrich 

H. D. Stephens 

M. L. Bock 

C. W. Merryfield 

G. E. Johnston 

1. D. Colquhoun _ 

H. Guest 

W. T. McConnell, Jr 

J. A. Crackel 

A. S. Kitchen _ 

F. O. Hodgson 

C. E. Shier 

G. A. Moore _ 

A. L. Fleming... 

L. W. Abernethy _ 

G. A. Evans ..._ 

J. R. Watt 

J. Poppleton ._ 

13. G. McKenzie 

T. J. Wright 

T. J. Mason 

0. L. McPherson 

~i. Milne 

F. H. Graham........ ...... 

V. J. Stoddart.._ 

"5. Schauber 

'•. W. Atkinson 

W. R. Whitteker _ 

l\ N. Dean „. 

1. W. Blatherwick 

1. Rainey 

C. E. Holland 1 

J. L. Runnalls _ 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 273 

T DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

' not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

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274 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 285, 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

. The names of the W. M. and Secretary 






Lodge 



486|aSilver 

487 |aPene wobikong- 
488|aKing Edward- 

489] Osiris 

4901 Hiram 

491|aCardinal 

492|aKarnak_._ 

494 laRiverdale 

495|aEIectric- 



496|aUniversity 

497 St. Andrew's 

498|aKing George V.. 

499|aPort Arthur 

500| aRose 

501|aConnaught 

502 Coronation 

503|alnwood 

504| Otter 

505|aLynden 

506| Porcupine 

507|aElk Lake 

508|aOzias 

509|aTwin City 

510 aParkdale__ 

511|aConnaught 

512| Malone 

513|aCorinthian 

514|aSt. Alban's 

515|aReba.. 



Where held 



Cobalt 

Blind River.. 
Harrow- 



Smith's Falls.. 

Markdale 

Cardinal 

Coldwater — __. 
Toronto .. 



Hamilton 

Toronto 

Arden 

Coboconk 

Port Arthur- 
Windsor 

Mimico 

Smithville 

I n wood- 



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Lombardy 

Lynden - __. 

3. Porcupine- 
Elk Lake 

Brantford 

Kitchener 

Toronto 



516 i aEnterprise 

5 17 i Hazeldean 

518| Sioux Lookout- 

519|aOnondaga 

520|aCoronati 

521|aOntario 

522!aMount Sinai 

523'aRoyal Arthur— 

524!aMississauga 

525|aTemple 

526|aIonic 



527| Espanola 

528 iGolden Beaver- 

529!aMyra 

5301 Cochrane 

53llaHigh Park- 
532 aCanada- 



533!aShamrock _ 

5341 Englehart 

535 aPhoenix. 

536laAlgonquin 

537|aU!ster. 



538|aEarl Kitchener 

530 a Waterloo -..._.. 

540|*Abitibi 

541'aTuscan _. 

542 aMetronoIitan 

543|almperial 



Fort William 

Sutton W 

Hamilton 

Toronto 

Brantford 

Beachburg 

Hazeldean — 

moux Lookout... 

Onondaga 

Toronto 

Vindsor 

Toronto 

Peterborough 

Port Credit - 

Toronto 

Westboro 

Espanola _ 

Timmins - 

Komoka 

Coch rane 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Englehart -.. 

^onthill 

Copper Cliff 

Toronto - 

°ort McNicoll.. 

Vaterloo 

Iroquois Falls.. 

T->ronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 



R. Edwards ..... 

L. Beharriell 

Pillon 

W. Lever _ 

E. Bradey _ 

G. Merkley - 

R. Polkinghorne.. 

R. Ekblad 

Jones _ _ — 

D. Jamieson 

Davis - 

O. Phillips - 

J. Steen - 

J. Hutson 

Worsencroft 

L. Pearson 

Doerr _ - - 

Sheridan 

S. Ferns- - 

Stoddard. - 

D. Greives 

H. Lager 

H. P owner..- 

E. Taylor -... 

D. Sutherland.- 

S. Tomlinson 

N. Long- 



Secretary 



D. Thompson 

Milroy 

K. Brown 

A. Hope _ 

R. Harris _ 

H. VanSickle 

Sharpies 

F. Plumton 

Fienberg _ 

D. Carlisle — 

H. Pallett 

S. Jennison 

H. Ritchie 

F. Ramsay 

Chalmers.. 

Campbell.. 



H. McDermid _ 

L. G. McAlpine 

W. Mountain—. — 

D. S. Noad . 

J. A. Dunlop — 

T. E. AmelL 

F. W. Brown 

G. R. Couchman _ 

T. Leaker 

J. B. Briggs 

J. E. Hughes 

J. G. McFarland. 

S. H. Green 

W. Doran 

J. T. Lee 

J. W. Sheldrick 

J. R. Graham 

H. C. Imerson- _ 

H. B. Dayman 

P. J. Andrew 

E. J. James 

E. W. Lavery 

G. DeKleinhans 

E. H. Wilson __ 

H. B. Sinfield 

J. D. Tate 

A. G. Elford 

G. F. Frankland 

S. W. Seago ...._ - 

A. R. Singleton 

G. E. Bradley 

A. E. Hainsworth- 

W. Kemp - — 

R. J. Woods (Asst. 

\. R. Graham -J 

H. R. Fox 

J. Tumbull— - 

T. S. Bayley- - 

John Graves - 

T. W. O'Neil 

\V. Black .— 

W. J. Stephens _ 

J. B. Frank- — 

B. D. Marwick _ 

Ft. B. Magill 

Alex. Wi ; son — 

A. R. Martin — 

E. A. Smith _ 

F. H. Clark - 

C. O. Maddock 

G. Chambers 

B. J. Brownell — 

EL Hass - - 

T. C. Dobson . 



R. MacLeod 

G. Mabey 

A. Perry 

Atkinson 

W. Gibbon _ 

H. Summers _ 

Robb 

J. Province 

Mitchell — 

S. Rabb _ 

Faler _ 

O. Cuthbertson |F. A. Burnett - 

L. Peacock P. S, Churchward ...._ 

E. Moss E. E. Reid 






TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 275 

r DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 
St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist. 
! corrected up to July 31st, 1948. 



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276 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 285. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



S3 



Lodge 



aLincoln 

aJohn Ross Robertson. 
aTalbot 



644 
645 
646 

547|aVictory 

648|aGeneral Mercer. 

549|aIonic 

550|aBuchanan 

551 laTuscan 



552|aQueen City 

553 1 aO ak wood 

554|aBorder Cities 

555|aWardrope 

5561 Nation 

557 Finch 

558|aS. A. Luke- 

559|aPalestine 

560| St. Andrew's 

5611 Acacia 

562|aHamilton 

563 a Victory 

564 Ashlar 



565|aKil winning 

566|aKing Hiram _. 

567|aSt. Aidan's 

568|aHullett _ 

569|aDoric 

570'aDufferin _ 

57 1 |a Antiquity _ 

572|aMizpah — 

573|aAdoniram •. 

574|aCraig 

575|aFidelity. 



576]aMimosa 

577laSt. Clair 

57 8 laQueen 's 

679| aHarmony 

580 la Acacia 

581 iaHarcourt _„._ 

582laSunnyside 

583|aTransportation 

584|aKaministiquia 

585|aRoyal Edward 

586laRemembrance 

587|aPatricia.. 



588|aNationaL 

589|aGrey 

590 ] aDef enders. _ 

59 1 1 aNorth Gate 

592'aFairbank_ 

593!aSt. Andrew's _ 

594|aHillcrest 

595| Rideau 

596 1 Martintown. 

597|aTempIe 

598 a Dominion 

599|aMount Dennis 

600|aMaple Leaf 



Where held 



Abingdon 

Toronto 

St. Thomas 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

Hamilton 

Hamilton _ ..... 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Windsor 

Hamilton _ 

Spencerville _ 

Finch 

O ttawa 



Toronto 

Ottawa. _ 

Westboro __ 

Hamilton 

Chatham. 

Ottawa 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Londesboro' 

Lakeside 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Niagara Falls.. 

\ilsa Craig. 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Kingston 

Windsor- 
London.. 
Toronto- 
Toronto.. 
Toronto- 



Fort William 

Kingston 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Capreol 

Toronto 

Ottawa _ 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

Hamilton 

Ottawa ...-. 



Martintown 

London 

Windsor. 

Weston _. 

Toronto _ 



W. Master 



E. Lowden 

E. Graham 

G. Saxon 

Hopper 

M. DcGroat 

C. Krebs _ 

H. Dolman 

Windsor 

Elsie 

R. Hodgson 

E. Howe. _ 

E. Gaylord, Jr. 

C. Reilly 

R. Hoople 

W. Richardson.. 

Roebuck _... 

M. Merritt 

R. Shouldice 

E. Weale 

R. Porteous 

L. Reaume 

W. Patterson 

J. Cruttenden... 
E. Greenwood... 

J. Dale 

Kitlmer 

J. Ferguson 

Batstone 

H. Gahagan 

J. Robinson 

W. McEwen 

E. Sills 

L. Heron 

E. Hough 

L. Edgett 

Poulsen. 

G. Wilkinson 

E. Norman 

D. Bolam. 

H. Armstrong... 

G. Murchison 

A. Wheeler 

E. Cain 

Woodman 

R. Hayes 

H. Bennett 

D. Paterson 

J. Fraser 

C. Lennox....- 

S. Cadenhead... 

W. Lawrence 

S. Wilson _. 

McDermicL- 

P. Pawley... 

E. McFadden 

J. Polwarth 

S. McCord 



Secretary 



R. H. Packham 

H. B. Swift 

W. A. McPherBon . 

J. H. Hartley , 

W. H. Quinn 

J. P. Simpson I 

A. N. Moore 

R. A. Carter 

W. Carey . 

S. H. McElwain 

J. Lock . 

M. E. Smith . 

G. R. Drummond. . 

A. MacMillan . 

R. M. Stanton „ 

H. H. Bocknek 

J. N. Salter i 

W. A. Dier , 

E. L. Kerr J 

G. W. Beamer J 

C. W. Powers j 

G. Mitchell « 

C. V. Tottle J 

H. J. Jeffery 

J. Neilans . 

D. Seaton I_J 

J. A. Hodgins _ 

A. MacDonald „ 

F. Howell 

J. T. Ruley_ . 

W. G. Smith I 

H. J. Herder 

G. F. Empringham 

F. A. Evans 

A. H. Annable _ 

E. T. Welsh .J 

E. Chamberlain 

G. T. Clarke (Asst.)-i 
J. R. D. McKerihen^ 

G. T. May __ 

H. M. Barth J 

W. J. Saunders 

A. Bennett — ~— 4 

A. Braidwood ~\ 

M. Nisbet _._ — i 

T. Chard _ 

A. McK. Shaw 1 

A. G. Roberts -. 

F. Reynolds 

R. Strachan - 

G. A. Sweatman I 

G. W. Casselman . 

D. S. Mcintosh 

W. G. Stewart 

D. C. Taylor 

F. Thain 

R. A. Duff 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 277 

T DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 
St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist, 
e corrected up to Jaly 31st, 1948. 



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6 1 4th Thursday — 
7 1 4th Wednesday . 

3 1 2nd Friday 

9 1 1st Wednesday _ 
3 1 1st Thursday — 
l|lst Thursday — 
2 list Wednesday _ 

JI2nd Monday 

tllst Wednesday - 

5 14th Monday 

5 list Friday _ _ 
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3! 2nd Wednesday - 
)l4th Wednesday _ 

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J 1 2nd Monday 

I '2nd Tuesday 

1'lst Friday 

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■'2nd Thursday _ 
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it 1st Monday — 

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'2nd Thursday 

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list Friday 

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■list Tuesday 

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1 4th Thursday 
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1 4th Wednesday 
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•'2nd Thursday . 
'2nd Thursday _ 
'2nd Friday 

.'1st Wednesday 
1st Wednesday . 
' 3rd Wednesday 



278 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES A! 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, page 280 to 281 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Fcstiva 

The names of the W. M. and Secretal 



-7 C 

2j 



Lodge 



601 
602 
603 
604 
605 
606 
607 
608 
609 
610 
611 
612 
613 
614 
615 
616 
617 
618 
619 
620| 
621 
622 
623 
624 
625 
626 
627 
628 
629 
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631 
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633 
634 
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636 
637 
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639 
640 
641 
642 
643 
644 
645 
646 
647 
648 
649 
650 
651 
652 
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654 
655 
656 
657 
658 
659 



aSt. Paul's 

aHugh Murray 

aCampbell— 

aPalace 

aMelita — — 

aUnity - 

aGolden Fleece 

aGothic 

Tavistock 

a Ashlar 

aHu ron-B ruce 

aBirch Cliff 

aFort Erie 

aAdanac 

aDominion 



aP e r f e ct i on 

a North Bay — 

aThunder Bay - 

a Ru n ny mede 

aBay of Quinte. 

aFrontenac 

aLorne 

Doric 

aDereham 

aHatherly _ _ 

aStamford 

aPplee 

aGlenrose 

aGrenville 



aPrince of Wales.. 

Manitou 

aLong Branch 

aHastings 

aDelta 

aWellington 

aHornepayne - 

aCalrdonip 

aBedford _ 

aBeach 

aAnthony Sayer 

aGarden 

aSt. Andrew's 

a Cathedral 

aSimcoe 

aLak° Shore 

Rowland _ 

aTodmorden _. 

aSpruce Falls 

aT°mple 

aFidelity _ 

aDentonia 



aMemorial . 

aScarboro 

'aAncient Landmarks.. 

laKinpsway 

aKenogamisis 

Corinthian 

Sudbury 

'Equity .... 



Where held 



Sarnia — 

Hamilton _ 

Campbel 1 ville 

Windsor 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Li n dsay _ 

Tavistock 

Byron - 

Toronto 

Birch Cliff 

Fort Erie... 

Merritton... _ _ 

Ridgeway _ 

St. Catharines 

Morth Bay 

Port Arthur. 

Toronto 

Toronto _ 

Sharbot Lake __.. 

Chapleau 

Kirkland Lake. 

Mount Elgin 

Sault Ste. Marie... 
Stamford Centre. 

Scudder 

Elmira - 

Toronto 

Toronto 

^mo 

Mimico — 

Tastings 

Toronto 

Toronto — 

Hornepayne - 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton Beach .... 

Mimico 

Windsor 

Windsor 

Toronto - 

Toronto 

Mimico 

Mount Albert _ 

Todmorden 

Kapuskasing 

Oshawa 

Toledo 

Toronto 

Toronto 

A ein cou rt 

Hamilton 

r imhtnn Mills 

G°ra'dton 

Kirkland Lake 

Sudbury 

Orillia 



W. Master 



J. Wilson 

G. Collingwood 

Chisholm 

W. Dowden 

F. Martin 

Duckworth 

Macfarlane 

Sloan 

Rudy 

J. Ray 

Tolmie 



R. B. Taylor 

F. Willson 

McKillop 

H. Detenbeck 

S. Yeo 

W . Bromley 

B. Davey _ 

E. Giles 

R. Johnston 

J. Allen 

A. Somers 

A. Bowman 

D. Barrett 

W. Duncan 

D. Wooding 

Nageleisin 

Hammond 

O. Wrigglesworth.. 

P. La Pierre 

P. Mitchell 

H. Ranney 

F. Graham 

H. Woods 

C. Gaines 

J. Walker 

E. Leek 

J . Wilson 

Vickers 

J . Hinney 

L. Burt 

Robson 

Roberts 

Mclver 

D. Coombs 

R. Scott 

Pearce 

N. Wiley 

S. Reading 

Empey 

Parratt 

B. Douglas 

E. Mason _ 

McQueen 

C. Perry 

A. J. Murray 

A. La very 

Mac-Mil Ian 

J. Purvis 



Secretary 



W. E. Germain 

J. Eaglesham 

G. R. Carbert ] 

G. H. Thayer 

E. W. Skirrow 

H. Browning 

T. Marshall \ 

W. R. Allely 

S. A. Goring 

W. H. Bartlett 

T. Harwood 

E. M. Baird 

H. A. Yeo i 

W. G. Crandon 

K. S. Ellsworth 

P. G. Moore 

J. Smorthwaite 

S. E. Forneri 

W. J. Armstrong 

S. Chamberlain 

E. J. Walker 

H. W. Strapp J 

N. E. Loney 

J. D. Flanders 

J. W. Wetherall. 

R. F. Cooper 

W. T. Wiper 

F. C. Ruppel 

J. A. Eyre 

W. J. R. Kingston 

E. L. Botel J 

C. Goguel _ 

J. Mouncey — 

A. Lawrence — I 

T. G. Haslam 

J. Drury _ 

J. Ness _ 

T. Adams 

H. S. Marshall .._ 

E. J. Hutchins 

E. J. Banwell 

N. E. Burbridge..-.. 

T. K. McGuire 1 

M. J. Leatherdale... 

H. E. Newton 

K. G. Lees _.. 

W. M. Williams...-. 

J. Maxwell 

A. S. Clark _ 

J. H. Reynolds .._ 

H. F. Taylor 1 

W. J. Finch _ 

C. F. Lawrence 

L. E. Rouse _ 

G. J. Bartholomew. 

L. Webb I 

H. W. Newington- 

L. N. Houck I 

M. M. Baird _ 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1943 279 

lT DECEMBER 31, 1947. 

' not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held, 

! St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist. 

re corrected up to July 31st, 1948. 



Night of Meeting 



— - — 



)l!2nd Wednesday 

)2 3rd Tuesday 

)3Jlst Tuesday — 
)4|2nd Thursday . 
)5|2nd Tuesday — 
)6'4th Monday . 
)7 3rd Thursday ... 

)8 3rd Monday 

)9!2nd Tuesday _ 
.0 4th Monday — 
l!2nd Thursday _ 

.2 2nd Friday 

.3 1 3rd Tuesday — 
.4 1 1st Thursday .... 

5 1st Thursday _ 

6 2nd Monday 

.71 2nd Friday 

.81 1st Thursday _ 

9 : 2nd Wednesday 

!0llst Tuesday 

l'2nd Friday 



!2'lst Thursday 

!3!2nd Thursday 

!4llst Tuesday 

!5 3rd Friday 

6 '1st Wednesday 

!7'Tues. on or before F.M.. 
!8'3rd Tuesday 

9' 2nd Friday . 

1014th Friday 



!l ! 3rd Thursday - 

!2'3rd Tuesday 

!3'Friday on or before F.M. 

>4'2nd Tuesday 

15' 1st Friday _ 

16 '2nd Wednesday 

!7'3rd Monday _ 

!8'3rd Tuesday 

!9l2nd Tuesday _ _. 

10 '3rd Friday . 

HI 1st Friday 

12! 2nd Friday ...... 

131 1st Thursday ... 
14' 2nd Thursday _ 

151 1st Monday 

16 1 1st Tuesday _ 

17 1 1st Monday _ 

18' 2nd Monday 

19' 3rd Tuesday .... 

>0I 1st Monday _. 

5111st Thursday .. 
52 '2nd Monday .... 

53 1 4th Monday 

54 1 4th Tuesday 

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280 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

P. O. ADDRESSES OF SECRETARIES 

Special addresses of Secretaries of Lodges in the Cities and in othT places 
where the Secretary's address is not the same as that of the Lodgre. 

No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

3— Ancient St. John's.Kingston T. J. Donnelly, 35 Ellerbeck St. 

5 Sussex Brockville _ Fred H. Kay, 6 King St. E. 

6 Barton -Hamilton C. M. Piercy, 56 Prospect St. S. 

10 Norfolk Simcoe O. P. Richardson, 225 Main St. 

11 Moira Belleville J. W. Cook, 7 Forin St. 

15 _St^ George's St. Catharines...- C. H. Hesburn, 16 Henry St. 

16..-St. Andrew's Toronto S. M. Sinclair, 78 Grosvenor St. 

17— St. John's _- Cobourg _.... H. R. Quantrill, 177 Albert St. 

20 St. John's London _ W. H. Kipp, 144 Dreaney Ave. 

22 King Solomon's Toronto __R. A. Woodley, 130 Evelyn Cres. 

24 St. Francis Smith's Falls F. L. McCrum, 6 Church St. E. 

25__Ionic Toronto D. M. Fleming, 85 Richmond St. W. 

27 Strict Observance-Hamilton J. H. Miller, 148 Huxley Ave. S. 

34 Thistle Amherstburg Geo. Somerton, 107 Balaclava St. 

38 Trent Trenton V. P. Carswell, 60 Heber St. 

39 Mount Zion Brooklin _. R. V. Mowbray, R.R. No. 1 

40 St. John's Hamilton „ C. F. Marshall, 43 Fairleigh Av. 

South 

42— St. George's-.- London _ C. M. Linnell, 105 Oxford St. W. 

43_ ...King Solomon's Woodstock A. W. Massie, 717 Rathbourne Av 

44 St. Thomas - St. Thomas F. R. Palmer, 374 Talbot St. 

45 Brant Brantford G. R. Millard, 175 Brant Ave. 

46 Wellington Chatham H. D. Paulucci, 47 Wilson Ave. 

47 Great Western Windsor H. H. Amsden, 2511 Turner Rd., 

Walkerville 

52 Dalhousie. Ottawa Myles J. Shiels, 5 Pinehurst Ave. 

56 Victoria - -Sarnia _ _ H. W. Unsworth. 219 Mitton St. N 

58 Doric _ _... Ottawa J. A. Ross. 480 Cooper St. 

61 Acacia Hamilton _ V. N. Ames, 57 Fairleigh Ave. S. 

63 St. John's Carleton Place H. E. Menzies, 17 Beckwith St. 

64 — Kilwinning— London __. E. C. Smith, 105 Langarth St. 

65 Rehoboam Toronto S. A. Johnson, 22 Belvedere Blvd. 

69 Stirling Stirling _V. Richardson, R.R. No. 2 

72 ASma Gait A. G. Malcolm, 76 Rose St. 

74 St. James. — S. Augusta _..H. H. Throop, R.R. No. 2. Brock- 
ville 

75 St. John's - Toronto _ _. B. E. Garrett, 251 Snowdon Ave. 

76 Oxford Woodstock -C. M. Gorrie. 263 Light St. 

77 Faithful Brethren. Lindsay C. L. Davidson, 58 Kent St. E. 

81 St. John's ___ Mt. Brydges L. M. Brown. R.R. No. 2 

86 Wilson Toronto W. V. McClure. 209 Greer Rd. 

88 St. George's Owen Sound R. S. Browne, 943— 4th Ave. W. 

90 Manito Collingwood F. H. Bellamy, 198 Pine St. 

92 Cataraqui Kingston T. N. Clarke. 173 Macdonnell St. 

96 Corinthian Barrie Geo. Caldwell, 66 Dunlop St. 

100 Valley Dundas „W. J. Mulligan, 35 Market St. 

101 Corinthian Peterborough - R. F. Downey, 298 Boswell Ave. 

103 Maple Leaf St. Catharines A. E. Coombs. 197 Church St. 

105 St. Mark's Niagara Falls H. Higgins, 2414 Maitland St. 

107 St. Paul's Lambeth- R. A. McDougall. R.R. No. 1, 

Glanworth 

119 Maple Leaf _.Bath _._ _.D. F. Aylsworth. R.R. No. 2 

120 Warren _. Fingal __ .E. C. Moore. 136 Rose St., 

St. Thomas 

121 Doric .Brantford —J. P. Temple, 42 Nelson St. 

123 Belleville Belleville C. D. Crosby. 247 Albert St. 

125 Cornwall ...Cornwall A. W. Gammon. Bnx 1181 

127 Franck Frankford _ J. H. Bleecker, R.R. No. 2 

128 Pembroke Pembroke _ C. W. Fraser, 426 McKay St. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 



281 



No. 



135 St. Clair 

139 Lebanon _..Osha\va 

144 Tecumseh Stratford _.. 

146 Prince of Wales -Newburgh 

148 Civil Service Ottawa 

151 Grand River Kitchener 

155 Peterborough Peterborough.. 

156— York Toronto _ 

164 Star-in-the-East ..Wellington 

168......Merritt Welland _ 

177 The Builders Ottawa — ._ 

180 Speed Guelph- 

185 — Enniskillen York — 



192 Orillia 

193 Scotland 

194— Petrolia 

195 Tuscan 

209a.St. John's... 
215 Lake..— — 

218 Stevenson.— 



222 Marmora _ Marmora 

228 Prince Arthur Listowel 

230— Kerr Barrie 

231 Lodge of Fidelity... Ottawa 

233 Doric Parkhill 

237 Vienna - Vienna 

242. Macoy Mallorytown_. 

247 Ashlar Toronto. — - 



253— Minden.. 

254 Clifton- 

257 Gait 

258 Guelph... 



259— Springfield— 



264 Chaudiere.. 

265 Patterson.... 



287 Shuniah 

289 Doric 

290 Leamington. 

292 Robertson 

294 Moore 



296 Temple 

300 Mt. Olivet— 

302 St. David's.. 

304— Minerva 



305 Humber _ 

309 Morning Star.. 

311 Blackwood. 

312 Pnyx 

316 -Doric 



322— North Star- 



Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

.Milton J. H. Willmot. R.R. No. 1 

_H. S. White, 34 Burk St. 

-S. W. Rust. 203 Douglas St. 

-D. Sexsmith, R.R. No. 1, Wilton 

..Jas. C. Browne, 130 Driveway. 

-P. Fisher, 11 Elgin St. 

-J. H. Vallery, 310 Pearl Ave. 

-Bruce Simpson, 606 Millwood Rd. 

N. A. Tice. R.R. No. 1 
-H. E. Stark, R.R. No. 5. 

J. J. McGill, 189 Holmwood Ave. 
-B. Whetstone. 90 Yorkshire St. 
-A. McConachie, R.R. No. 3, 
Hagersville 

Orillia -F. F. Eddington, 159 Colborne St W 

- Scotland E. E. Messecar. R.R. No. 1 

— Petrolia. — J. L. Williams, R.R. No. 4 

— London- ...p. M. Wood, 35 Picton St. 

— London— _ C. J. Atkins, 348 Tecumseh Ave. 

— Ameliasburg J. A. Weese, 135 Dufferin Ave., 

Belleville 

Toronto— J. H. Johnston, 445 Castlefield 

Ave. 
_C. H. Buskard, Deloro 
. E. S. Parrott. R.R. No. 1 
-C. E. Elrick, 9 Owen St. 
-Carl Bradford. 46 Willard Ave. 
-C. J. Fox. R.R. No. 7 
-Lyle Walsh, Straffordville 
_Chas. Heaslip, Lyn 
...J. R. Rumball (Ass't), 100 Alex- 
andra Blvd. 
-G. H. Veale, 218 Nelson St. 
_F. Want, 647 McDougal Crescent 
..Robt. Clark, 42 Lansdowne Rd. S. 
-W- G. Kitchen (Rev.), 68 Lemon 

St. 
J. C. Dance, R.R. No. 1, Kings- 
mill 
-M. H. Chapman, 86 Blackburn Av 
_A. M. Frankland, 117 Hounslow 

Ave., Willowdale 
_John Ryan, 114 West St. 

S. S. J. Pugh. Locust Hill 
..Robert Meek, 89 Athol St. E. 
..R. R. MacKay, Box 148, Hillsburgh 
_E. McMulIen. R R. No 1. Hamilton 
„R. L. Orr, 8 Benjamin St. 
..J. E. Hamilton, 168 Rupert St. 
..J. McGujran, R.R No. 1. Denfield 
...E. Russelo, IS Clark St. W. 
F. E. Boys. R.R. No. 2 
-W. R. Wade, R.R. No. 1, 

Mooretown 
-C. A. Brown, 222 St. Paul St. 
-C. G. Smuck. R.R. No. 1, Arva 
...W. H. Stapleton, 12 Drake St. 
-Geo. A. Martin, 15 Berczy St.. 

Barrie. 
-G. E. Medhurst, 30 Robert St. 
— R. D. Munro, Auburn 
_J. A. Fraser, R.R. No. 3 
_J. H. Burnett, 647 Wall St. 
_P. C. Fowler, 128 Airdrie Rd.. 
Leaside 
.Owen Sound E. E. Vanstone, 976 Sixth Ave. E 



..Kingston. 
.Niagara Falls. 
_Galt 

.Guelph 

.Springfield 

..Ottawa 

..Thornhill 



267 Parthenon Chatham 

269 Brougham Union_Claremont _ 

270 Cedar Oshawa 

271— Wellington Erin 

272 Seymour.— Ancaster. 

283 Eureka Belleville 



Port Arthur- 

Lobo 

Leamington... 

— King 

Courtright 



-St. Catharines.. 

Thorndale 

. St. Thomas 
...Stroud 

...Weston- 

. Carlow 

-Woodbridge 

..Wallaceburg 

-Toronto '. 



282 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. 



Lodge 



Location 



Secretary and P.O. Address 



324 Temple Hamilton.- J. Wilkinson, 55 Nightingale St. 

326 Zetland Toronto _ John C. Grieg, 63 Parkdale Rd. 

328..._Ionic Napier _ Evan Denning, R.R. No. 3, 

Strathroy 

329 King Solomon's Jarvis R. E. Miller, R.R. No. 3 

330 Corinthian London _ W. E. Bradt, 16 Cove Rd. 

332 Stratford Stratford.. L. W. Shore, 109 Hibernia St. 

336 Highgate Highgate G. L. Scherer, Muirkirk 



338..._Dufferin_ 



.Wellandport W. M. Gray, R.R. No. 1, Dunn- 

ville 

Toronto _ W. J. Cordell, 117 Benson Ave. 

.Toronto— P. W. Davies, 229 Symington Ave. 

Nilestown J. F. Johnson, R.R. No. 8, 

London 
.Toronto J. T. Berry, 201 Melrose Ave. 



339 Orient 

343 Georgina 

345 Nilestown..... 

346 Occident 

348. ..-Georgian Penetanguishene R. R. Trustham, c/o Ont. Hospital 

357 Waterdown Millgrove J. R. Nicol, R.R. No. 4, Dundas 

359 Vittoria..... Vittoria W. L. Bowden, 49 Norfolk St. N.» 

Simcoe 

361 Waverley ___Guelph R. G. Stephens, City Hall 

364..._.Dufferin Melbourne _ J. C. McLean, R.R. No. 1, 

Walkers 

367 St. George Toronto _ - W. F. Damp, 413 Glenholme Ave. 

368 Salem Brockville W. H. Drummond, 17 North 

Augusta Rd. 
369 Mimico -Lambton Mills John Kendall, 2467 Dundas St. W., 

Toronto 

371 Prince of Wales Ottawa H. J. Sykes, 437 Churchill Ave. 

372 Palmer Fort Erie North....-W. W. Gorham, 235 Phipps St. 

373 Copestone Welland H. Headington, 24 Crowland Ave. 

376 Unity Huntsville -...Preston Gerhart, 60 Minerva St. 

378 King Solomon's-.... London Jas. White, 572 Rosedale Ave. 



379— .Middlesex—— Bryanston 

380 Union London. 

382 Doric Hamilton 

384 Alpha._..._ Toronto _... 

388 Henderson™ Ilderton 

399 Moffat : Harrietsville 



401 Craig-. 



. Deseronto.. 



403 Windsor _.... 

410 Zeta _ _ 

412 Keystone 

414 Pequonga __ 

415 Fort William 

4 16 Ly n. _ Lyn 



419 Liberty 

420 Nipissing... 

424 Doric 

426 Stanley .... 

427 Nickel 

430 Acacia 

434 Algonquin. 

437 Tuscan 



438 Harmony 



446 Granite _ 

448 Xenophon.. 

453 Roval 

468 Peel 



Chas. Gloyne, R.R. 2, Denfield 

R. E. Tillson, 121 Rectory St 

L. P. Robertson, 112 South Oval 

J. Bain, 85 Ilford Rd. 

B. R. Clemance, R.R. 1, Denfield 

K. V. Rath, No. 2 Mossley 

_...C. G. Thompson, R.R. No. 5, 

Napanee 

Windsor A. Lynch, 467 Janette Ave. 

Toronto S. J. Boyde, 1542 Dufferin St. 

Sault Ste. Marie N. Grant, 181 Albert St. E. 

Kenora H. S. Cade, Box 842 

Fort William _W. H. Hunt, 637 Catherine St. 

James Greer, R.R. No. 3, Brock- 
ville 

Sarnia W. J. Aitchison, 140 N Euphemia 

..North Bay...._ B. F. Nott. Box 55 

—Pickering _ E. L. Chapman, R.R. No. 1, 

Whitby, Ont. 

Toronto J. L. Johnson, 297 Westmoreland 

Ave. 

._ Sudbury C. Bibby, Box 427. 

—Toronto M. E. Steele, 157 St. Germain Av 

— Elmsdale H. R. Hay ward. Scotia 

...Sarnia A. D. Sleeth, Suite 9, Masonic 

Building 

-Toronto H. E. D. Mitchell, 81 Donlands 

Ave. 

...Fort Frances _F. T. Barrett, 561 Webster St. 

-Wheatley R. Heatherington, R.R. No. 1 

...Fort William R. J. Aldrich, 1437 McGregor Av 

...Caledon East Geo. A. Evans, R.R. No. 1 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



283 



No. Lodge 

469 Algoma 

470— Victoria 

473 The Beaches 

474 Victoria 

475 Dundurn 



481 Corinthian 

488 King Edward... 



489 Osiris.. 



Location 



. Sault Ste Marie 
..Victoria Harbour 



...Toronto 

...Toronto 
...Hamilton. 

..Toronto 

..Harrow 



494 -Riverdale 

495 Electric _ 

496 University.. 



499 Port Arthur. 

500 Rose 

501 Connaught 

503 Inwood 

505 Lynden 

507 Elk Lake 

508— Ozias 

509 Twin City 

510— Parkdale 

511— -Connaught 

5 1 3 Corinthian 

514— St. Albans 

515— Reba 

517 Hazeldean_ 

519 Onondaga 

520 Coronati 

521 Ontario- 



.Smiths Falls. 

.Toronto _ 

Hamilton _ 

. Toronto 



..Port Arthur 

.. Windsor 

.. Mimico 

. Inwood _ 

-Lynden 

-Elk Lake 

. Brantford 

..Kitchener 

.Toronto 

.Fort William- 

.Hamilton 

-Toronto 

-Brantford 

- Hazeldean 

..Onondaga 

.Toronto 

-Windsor 



522 Mt. Sinai 

523 Royal Arthur— 

524 Mississauga 

525 Temple- __ — 

526 Ionic - _ 

528 Golden Beaver.. 

529 Myra 

531— High Park 

532 Canada 

533 Shamrock 

5 3 5 Phoenix 

537 Ulster 

539 Waterloo 

541 Tuscan 

542 Metropolitan- 



543 Imperial. 

544 ..-.Lincoln 

545 John Ross 

Robertson- 
546 Talbot 



547 Victory 

548 General Mercer. 

549 Ionic- 



%50 Buchanan 

551— Tuscan 

552 Queen City- 

553 Oakwood 

554 Border Cities- 



Secretary and P.O. Address 

J. R. Watt, 175% Church St. 
J. Poppleton, 25 Holgate St., 

Barrie 
-T. J. Mason, 23 Scott St. 
-D. L. McPherson. 11 Abbott Av 
... G. Milne. 85 Lottridge St. 
. T. Norman Dean, 186 Belsize Dr. 
—Walter Mountain, c.o. Dominion 

Experimental Station 
_D. S. Noad, 56 Chambers St. W. 

— G. R. Couchman, 44 Athlone Rd. 
.. Thos. Leaker, 99 Newlands Ave. 
...Joseph B. Briggs, 14 Albury 

Gardens. 
... S. H. Green, 43 Prospect Ave. 
. Wm. Doran, 1453 Prince Rd. 
..J. T. Lee, 96 Hillside Ave. 

J. R. Graham, RR. No 3, Oil City 
... H. B. Dayman, Troy 
_E. J. James, Matachewan 
_E. W. Lavery, 51 Brunswick St. 
... G. DeKleinhans. 561 Queen St. S. 
...E. H. Wilson, 310 Delaware Ave. 
_.H. B. Sinfield, 264 W. Amelia St. 
_A. G. Elford. 40 Linwood Ave. 

- G. F. Frankland. 73 Wolf rey Ave. 
.. S. W. Seago, 182 Brant Ave. 
...G. Eldon Bradley, Stittsville 
-Wm. Kemp, R.R. No. 1, Middleport 
. R. J. Woods, 1212 Avenue Rd. 

A. R. Graham, 89 St. Louis Ave., 
Riverside 

H. R. Fox. 42 Tarlton Rd. 
_.J. Turnbull, 1304 Monaghan Rd. 

T. S. Bayley, R.R. No. 1 

John Graves, 25 Earnscliffe Rd. 
_T. W. O'Neil, 76 Harmer Ave., 

Ottawa 
_.W. J. Stephens, Box 528 
„J. B. Frank, Route No. 3 
JR. B. Magill, 35 Armadale Ave. 
.Alex. Wilson, 24 Badgerow Ave. 
_A. R. Martin, 383 Armadale Ave, 
. F. H. Clark. R.R. No. 2, Welland 
.. G. Chambers, 211 Browning Ave. 
-Herman Hass, 45 Young St. W. 
...F. A. Burnett, 88 Glebemount Ave. 

P. S. Churchward, 212 Fairlawn 
Ave. 

E. E. Reid. 380 Manor Rd. East 
.R. H. Packham, Caistor Centre 

H. B. Swift, 75 Roe St. 
. W. A. McPherson. 38 Metcalfe St 
_J. H. Hartley, 769 Windermere 

Avenue 
_W. H. Quinn, 301 Pacific Ave. 

.Hamilton J. P. Simpson, 21 Belview Ave. 

Hamilton _ A. N. Moore, 31 Genesee St. 

Hamilton R. A. Carter. 13 Blythe St. 

Toronto Walter Carey, 2052 Gerrard St E 

..Toronto S. H. McElwain, 90 Cloverlawn 

Ave. 
Windsor John Lock, 647 Cameron 'Ave. 



..Toronto 

- Peterborough... 

.Port Credit 

.Toronto 

..Westboro 

. Timmins 

-Komoka _.. 

.Toronto 

Toronto _ 

.Toronto 

Fonthill. 

Toronto 

.Waterloo 

.Toronto 

.Toronto 



. Toronto 

.Abingdon _ 

Toronto 

-St. Thomas. 
.Toronto— 

-Toronto — 



284 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. 



Lodge 



5-"-"; Wardrope 

558 Sidney Albert 

Luke - 

559 Palestine 

560 St. Andrew's- 

561 Acacia 

562 Hamilton.. 

563 Victory _ 



564 Ashlar 

565 Kilwinning 

566 King Hiram- 

567 St. Aidans 

569 Doric 

570 Dufferin 

571 Antiquity 

572 Mizpah 

573 Adoniram 

575..._Fidelity 

576 Mimosa 



Location 
Hamilton 



Ottawa _ 

Toronto 

_ Ottawa _ 

Westboro- 

-—Hamilton- 
Chatham... 



_Ottawa_. 
..Toronto- 
-Toronto- 
-Toronto- 



577 St. Clair 

578. Queens 

579 Harmony 

580 Acacia 

581 Harcourt 

582 Sunnyside.. 



-Lakeside 

_ To ro n t o 

-Toronto..—. 

.. Toronto 

Niagara Falls. 

Toronto 

.. Toronto _ 



.... Toronto 

.. Kingston.. 
.._ Windsor— 

London 

.._ Toronto— 

Toronto— 



583 Transportation. 

584 Kaministiquia 

585 Royal Edward- 

586— Remembrance - 

587- Patricia - - 

589 Grey 

590 Defenders 

591 North Gate 

592 Fairbank- — 

593 St. Andrew's 

594— Hillcrest — 

595 — Rideau 

597— Temple 

598 Dominion — 

599 Mt. Dennis — 

600 .—Maple Leaf 

601 ......St. Paul's 

602 Hugh Murray- 

603 Campbell 

604 Palace 

605 Melita.. 

606 Unity 

607 Golden Fleece. 

608 Gothic- 

609 Tavistock. 



. Toronto 

-Fort William- 
. Kingston 

- Toronto 

-Toronto 

-Toronto 

- Ottawa 

-Toronto 

-Toronto 



Secretary and P.O. Address 
M. E. Smith. 250 Main St. W. 

— R .M. Stanton, 124 Aylmer Ave. 
H. H. Bocknek. 29 Kendal Ave. 

— J. N. Salter, 8 Westmount Ave. 
W. A. Dier, 484 Cole Ave., Ottawa 

— E. L. Kerr, 63 Aikman Ave. 

G. W. Beamer, 352 Wellington 

St. West 

— C. W. Powers, 22 Gloucester St. 

Geo. Mitchell, 85 Annette St. 

C. V. Tottle, 1990 Bloor St. W. 

H. J. Jeffery, 516 St. Clemens Av 

Donald Seaton, R.R. No. 3 

_J. A. Hodgins, 428 St. Clair 

Ave. E. 

A. MacDonald, 96 Rosewell Ave. 

_F. Howell, 24 Olive Ave. 

L T. Ruley, 1652 McGrail Ave. 

— H. J. Herder, 2263 Queen St B. 
G. F. Empringham, Apt. 2, 1165 

Kingston Rd. 

F. A. Evans, 156 Linmore Cresc. 

A. H. Annable. 482 Johnston St. 

— E. T. Welch, 1357 Hall Ave. 
— Edgar Chamberlain, 186 Huron St. 
— G. T. Clark, Ass't, 320 University 

Ave. 
J. R. D. McKerihen, 212 

Pearson Ave. 

G. T. May, 5 Verbena Ave. 

— H. M. Barth, 229 N. Franklin St. 

— W. J. Saunders. 124 Beverley St. 
A. Bennett, 63 Oakcrest Ave. 

— A. Braid wood, Lome Park 
— T. Chard, 202 Glenview Ave. 
— A. McK. Shaw, 67 McKay St. 
— A. G. Roberts, 70 Broadway Ave. 
F. Reynolds, 393 Whitmore Ave. 



fil 1 Huron-Bruce.. 
612 Birch Cliff 



614 Adanac. 



616 Perfection- 

617 North Bay- 



. Hamilton — R. Strachan, 90 Tom St. 

-Hamilton G. A. Sweatman, 40 Alpine Ave. 

.Ottawa G. W. Casselman, 217 Florence St. 

-London _. W. G. Stewart, 596 Adelaide St. 

..Windsor D. C. Taylor, 1138 Lincoln Ave. 

.Weston F. Thain, 12 Craydon Ave., 

Toronto 9 

.Toronto R. A. Duff, 111 Newmarket Ave. 

-Sarnia W. E. Germain, 465 Devine St. 

-Hamilton J. Eaglesham. 15 Emerald St. S. 

-Campbellville G. R. Carbert, R.R. No. 3 

.Windsor G. H. Thayer, 776 Campbell Ave. 

Toronto E. W. Skirrow, 47 Eastbourne 

Cresc, Mimico 

Toronto __H. Browning. 565 St. Clarens Ave 

Toronto Thos. Marshall, 164 Davisville Av. 

Lindsay W. R. Allely, Town Hall 

.Tavistock S. A. Goring, R.R. No. 6, 

Woodstock 

...Toronto Thos. Harwood, 6fi Warland Ave. c 

-Birch Cliff E. M. Baird, 11 Avalon Blvd., 

Toronto 

-Merritton W. G. Crandon, 21 Chestnut St. 

-St. Catharines P. G. Moore. 15 Linwood Ave. 

-North Bay J. Smorthwaite, Box 182 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



No. 



Lodge 



Location 



Secretary and P.O. Address 



618 Thunder Bay 

6 19 Runny mede 

620 _ _Bay of Quinte 

623 Doric 

625— Hatherly 

626 Stamford 

627 Pelee 

629 Grenville 

630._.Prince of Wales. 

632 Long Branch 

634 Delta - 

635 Wellington 

637 Caledonia- _ 

638 Bedford 

639 Beach 

640 Anthony Sayer_ 

641 -Garden 



. Port Arthur.. 

.Toronto 

_ Toronto 



-Kirkland Lake— 

. Sault Ste. Marie 

.Stamford Centre. 

_ Scudder 

-Toronto 

_ Toron to 

- M i m i co 

. Toronto. 

. Toronto 

.. Toronto 

- Toronto 

-Hamilton Beach 

. Mimico : 



642 St. Andrew's — 

6 4 3 Cathedral 

644 Sim coe 



645 Lake Shore 

646 Rowland 

647 Todmorden__ 

649 Temple 

650— Fidelity 

651 Dentonia 

652 .-..Memorial - 

654 Ancient 

Landmarks.... 
655— ..Kings way __._.. 

657 — Corinthia 
658 — Sudbury- 
U.D.. Equity... 



. Windsor 

-Windsor 

-Toronto 

-Toronto 

-Mimico 

-Mt. Albert- 
-Todmorden— 

. Oshawa 

.Toledo 



.Toronto... 
. Toronto.. 



_S. E. Forneri, 515 Red River Rd. 

W. J. Armstrong, 13 Humber Trail 

S. Chamberlain, 201 Cottingham 

Street 
_N. E. Loney, Box 381 

J. W. Wetherall, 3 Fauquier Ave. 
-R. F. Cooper, 436 Longhurst St. 
_W. F. Wiper, Pelee Island 

J. A. Eyre, 460 Gladstone Ave. 
W. J. R. Kingston. 1944 Yonge St. 
.C. Goguel, 42 Park Blvd., Toronto 
.A. Lawrence, 424 Roehampton Av. 
.T. G. Haslam, 14 Oakdene Cresc. 

John Ness, 83 Chatsworth Dr. 
.Thos. Adams, 20 Henning Ave. 

H. S. Marshall, 554 Beach Blvd. 

E. J. Hutchins, 36 Eastbourne 
Cresc. 

E. J. Banwell, 16 Salina St., 
Roseland 

N. E. Burbridge, 167 Cameron Av. 

J. K. McGuire, 174 Rosewell Ave. 

M. J. Leatherdale, 97 Beresford Av 

H. E. Newton, 42 Lake Cresc. 

R. A. Armstrong, Zephyr, Ont. 

W. M. Williams, 44 Blantyre 
Ave., Toronto (13) 

A. S. Clark, 461 Masson St. 
J. H. Reynolds, Rock Springs, 
Bell Crossing 

H. F. Taylor, 87 Rosevear Ave. 
-W. J. Finch, 86 Grandville Ave. 



-Hamilton -L. E. Rouse, 88 Cline Ave. N. 

-Lambton Mills G. J. Bartholomew, 67 Grenview 

Blvd. North 

-Kirkland Lake H. W. Newington, 81 Prospect Av. 

-Sudbury- L. N. Houck, 76 McNaughton St. 

-Orillia M. M. Baird, 18 Jarvis St. 



286 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

List of Lodges — By Districts 



ALGOMA DISTRICT— (9 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M— R.W. Bro. Malcolm Rabbitts, Geraldton 

No. 287 — Shuniah Port Arthur No. 511— Connaught W. Fort William 

No. 415— Fort William Fort William No. 584— Kaministiquia Ft.William 

No. 453— Royal Fort William No. 618— Thunder Bay_...Pt. Arthur 

No. 499 — Port Arthur..-Port Arthur No. 636 — Hornepayne ..Hornepayne 

No. 656 — Kenogamisis Geraldton 

BRANT DISTRICT— (14 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Arthur A. Coale, Brantford 

No. 35 — St. Johns Cayuga No. 243— St. George _ St. George 

No. 45 — Brant Brantford No. 319 — Hiram Hagersville 

No. 82 — St. Johns Paris N6. 329 — King Solomon Jarvis 

No. 106 — Burford - Burford No. 505 — Lynden - Lynden 

No. 113— Wilson ..Waterford No. 50S— Ozias - Brantford 

No. 121 — Doric Brantford No. 515 — Reba Brantford 

No. 193 — Scotland _ Scotland No. 519 — Onondaga _ Onondaga 

BRUCE DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. George H. Munson, Tara 

No. 131 — St. Lawrence Southampton No. 393 — Forest Chesley 

No. 197 — Saugeen Walkerton No. 396 — Cedar Wiarton 

No. 235— Aldworth Paisley No. 429— Port Elgin -...Port Elgin 

No. 262 — Harriston - __.Harriston No. 431 — Moravian Cargill 

No. 315 — Clifford Clifford No. 432— Hanover _ Hanover 

No. 362 — Maple Leaf .....Tara No. 436 — Burns Hepworth 

CHATHAM DISTRICT— (14 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. Wm. N. Reycraft, Glencoe 

No. 46 — Wellington Chatham No. 327 — Hammond Wardsville 

No. 245 — Tecumseh _ Thamesville No. 336 — Highgate - Highgate 

No. 255 — Sydenham Dresden No. 390 — Florence Florence 

No. 267 — Parthenon _ Chatham No. 391 — Howard .....Ridgetown 

No. 274— Kent Blenheim No. 422— Star of the East. Bothwell 

No. 282 — Lome - Glencoe No. 457 — Century Merlin 

No. 312 — Pnyx ..Wallaceburg No. 563 — Victory _ .....Chatham 

EASTERN DISTRICT— (18 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Jack C. Edwards, Aultsville 

No. 21a— St. Johns Vankleek Hill No. 418— Maxville Maxville 

No. 125 — Cornwall Cornwall No. 439 — Alexandria Alexandria 

No. 142 — Excelsior ...Morrisburg No. 450 — Hawkesbury ..Hawkesbury 

No. 143 — Friendly Brothers Iroquois No. 452 — Avonmore Avonmore 

No. 186 — Plantagenet Riceville No. 458— Wales Wales 

No. 207 — Lancaster Lancaster No. 480 — Williamsburg Williamsburg 

No. 256 — Farran's Point Aultsville No. 491 — Cardinal Cardinal 

No. 320 — Chesterville _. ...Chesterville No. 557 — Finch Finch 

No. 383 — Henderson Winchester No. 596 — Martintown .Martintown 

FRONTENAC DISTRICT— (18 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. C. M. Crawford, M.D., Kingston 

No. 3 — Ancient St. Johns Kingston No. 253 — Minden Kingston 

No. 9 — Union Napanee No. 299 — Victoria Centreville 

No. 92 — Cataraqui Kingston No. 404 — Lome Tamworth 

No. 109— Albion Harrowsmith No. 441— Westport Westport 

No. 119— Maple Leaf _ Bath No. 460— Rideau Seeley's Bay 

No. 146 — Princeof Wales Newburgh No. 497— St. Andrew's Arden 

No. 157 — Simpson Newboro No. 578 — Queen's Kingston 

No. 201 — Leeds Gananoque No. 585— Royal Edward Kingston 

No. 228 — Prince Arthur Odessa No. 621 — Frontenac Sharbot Lake 



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287 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. John 



No. 90 — Manito _ _ 
No. 96 — Corinthian 



-Collinsiwood 

Barrie 

_Meaford 

Orillia 
__Barrie 



—(20 Lodges) 
J. Robins, Midland 

304 — Minerva 



No. 137 — Pythagoras 

No. 192— Orillia 

No. 230 — Kerr 

No. 234 — Beaver Thornbury 

No. 236 — Manitoba . _Cookstown 

No. 249 — Caledonia . Midland 

No. 266 — Northern Light Stayner 

No. 285— Seven Star . Alliston 



No. 304 — Minerva Stroud 

No. 348 — Georgian Penetanguishene 

No. 385 — Spry Beeton 

No. 444 — Nitetis Creemore 

No. 466 — Coronation Elmvale 

No. 467 — Tottenham Tottenham 

No. 470 — Victoria Victoria Harbour 

No. 492 — Karnak Coldwater 

No. 538— Earl Kitchener 

Pt. McNicoll 

Orillia 



No. 659 — Equity 



GREY DISTRICT— (11 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Wilbert C. Drnry, Arthur 



No. 88— St. George's Owen Sound 
No. 200 — St. Alban's. Mount Forest 

No. 216 — Harris Orangeville 

No. 306 — Durham Durham 

No. 322— North Star— Owen Sound 
No. 333 — Prince Arthur -Flesherton 



No. 334 — Prince Arthur Arthur 

No. 377 — Lome Shelburne 

No. 421 — Scott Grand Valley 

No. 449 — Dundalk Dundalk 

No. 490 — Hiram Markdale 



HAMILTON DISTRICT A— (16 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. A. W. BedweU, Hamilton 

-Barton Hamilton 



No. 40 — St. Johns . 

No. 100— Valley 

No. 135— St. Clair _ 

No. 165 — Burlington 

No. 272 — Seymour 

No. 291— Duff erin __ 

No. 324— Temple 



-Hamilton 
— Dundas 
Milton 



Burlington 

Ancaster 

_W. Flamboro 
Hamilton 



No. 357 — Waterdown 

No. 400— Oakville _ 

No. 475 — Dundurn 

No. 513 — Corinthian 

No. 551 — Tuscan _ 

No. 562 — Hamilton 

No. 602 — Hush Murray Hamilton 

No. 603 — Campbell .._. Campbellville 




HAMILTON DISTRICT B— (17 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. George C. Gage, Hamilton 



No. 


7- 


No. 


27- 


No. 


57- 


No. 


61 


No. 


62- 


No. 


166 


No. 


185- 


No. 


3«2 


No. 


495- 



-Union 



Grimsby 



-Strict Observance Hamilton 

-Harmony , Binbrook 

-Acacia Hamilton 

-St. Andrews Caledonia 

-Wentworth _Stoney Creek 

-Enniskillen York 

-Doric Jlamilton 

-Electric Hamilton 



No. 544 — Lincoln Abingdon 

No. 549 — Ionic Hamilton 

No. 550 — Buchanan Hamilton 

No. 555 — Wardrope Hamilton 

No. 593 — St. Andrews . Hamilton 

No. 594 — Hillcrest Hamilton 

No. 639 — Beach Hamilton Beach 

No. 654 — Ancient Landmarks 

Hamilton 



LONDON DISTRICT— (23 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. James A. Robb, London 



No. 
No. 

No. 

No 


20 — St. Johns' 

42— St. George's _ 

64 — Kilwinning 

107— St. Paul's 


London 

London 

London 


No. 
No. 
No. 
No. 


No 


1<tf) — Rplmnnt 




No. 


No 






No. 


No. 

No 


209a — St. John's 
289— Doric 


London 


No. 


No. 
No. 
No. 


300 — Mount Olivet Thornd-de 

330 — Corinthian London 

344 — Merrill Dorchester Sta. 


No. 
No. 
No. 



358 — Delaware Valley Delaware 

378 — Kinsr Solomon's London 

379 — Middlesex Bryant-ton 

380 — Union , London 

388 — Henderson I'derton 

394 — Kintr Solomon Thames-ford 

399— Moffat Harri°^vill- 

529 — Myra Korroka 

580 — Acacia London 

597 — Temple London 

610 — Ashlar Byron 



MUSKOKA DISTRICT— (8 Lod-es) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Wm. E. Clark, Sandridge 

No. 352 — Granite . Parry Sound No. 423 — Strong Sundrid^e- 

No. 360 — Muskoka Bracebridsre No. 434 — A'ponquin *"— *-Ip 

No 3"fi — Unity Huntsvi'Ie No. 443 — Powassan . Pow^ssan 

No. 409 — Golden Rule Gravenhurst No. 454 — Corona _ Burk' " " = 



288 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAIS COMMUNICATION 

NIAGARA A DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. C. H. Hesburn, »St. Catharines 

No. 2 — Niagara Niagara No. 277 — Seymour — Port Dalhousie 

No. 15 — St. George's St. Catharines No. 296 — Temple St. Catharines 

No. 32 — Amity Dunnville No. 338 — Dufferin Wellandport 

No. 103 — Maple Leaf St. Catharines No. 502 — Coronation Smithville 

No. 115 — Ivy Beamsville No. 614 — Adanac Merritton 

No. 221 — Mountain Thorold No. 616 — Perfection — St. Catharinei 

NIAGARA B DISTRICT— (13 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. J. F. Rapelje, Fort Erie 

No. 105 — St. Marks Niagara Falls No. 471 — KingEdwardVII Chippawa 

No. 168— Merritt __ Welland No. 535— Phoenix _ Ponthil) 

No. 169 — Macnab Port Colborne No. 573 — Adoniram Niagara Falls 

No, 254— Clifton Niagara Falls No. 613— Fort Erie Fort Erie 

No. 337 — Myrtle— —Port Robinson No. 615 — Dominion .... Ridgeway 

No. 372 — Palmer_.Fort Erie North No. 626 — Stamford Stamford Centre 
No. 373 — Copestone Welland 

NIPISSING EAST DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Arthur H. Moss, Cobalt 

No. 405 — Mattawa Mattawa No. 485 — Haileybury Haileybury 

No. 420 — Nipissing North Bay No. 486— Silver _ Cobalt 

No. 447— SturgeonFa. SturgeonFalls No. 507— Elk Lake _Elk Lake 

No. 462 — Temiskaming NewLiskeard No. 617 — North Bay _ North Bay 

NIPISSING WEST DISTRICT— (13 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. Joseph Lesser, Sudbury 

No. 412 — Keystone Sault Ste. Marie No. 527 — Espanola -Espanola 

No. 427 — Nickel Sudbury No. 536 — Algonquin Copper Cliff 

No. 442 — Dyment Thessalon No. 588 — National - Capreol 

No. 455 — Doric Little Current No. 622 — Lome Chapleau 

No. 469 — Algoma.Sault Ste. Marie No. 625— Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 

No. 472 — Gore Bay Gore Bay No. 658 — Sudbury Sudbury 

No. 487 — Penewobikong Blind River 

NORTH HURON DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Walter Van Wyck, Wingham 

No. 93 — Northern Light Kincardine No. 286 — Wingham _ —Wingham 

No. 162— Forest — Wroxeter No. 303— Blyth Blyth 

No. 184 — Old Light Lucknow No. 314 — Blair Palmerston 

No. 225 — Bernard Listowel No. 331 — Fordwich Fordwich 

No. 276 — Teeswater Teeswater No. 341 — Bruce ..... — -Tiverton 

No. 284 — St. Johns Brussels No- 568 — Hullett Londesboro 

ONTARIO DISTRICT— (13 Lodges) 
D.D.G-M.— R.W. Bro. Chas. B. Tyrrell, Orono 

No. 17 — St. John's _ ..Cobourg No. 114 — Hope Port Hope 

No. 26 — Ontario Port Hope No. 139 — Lebanon Oshawa 

No. 30 — Composite _ Whitby No. 270— Cedar _ Oshawa 

No. 31 — Jerusalem Bowmanville No. 325 — Orono — Orono 

No. 39— Mount Zion _ Brooklin No. 428— Fidelity Port Perry 

No. 66 — Durham Newcastle No. 649 — Temple __ Oshawa 

No. 91 — Colborne _ Colborne 

OTTAWA DISTRICT— (27 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. H. Edwin Reaume, Ottawa 

No. 52 — Dalhousie Ottawa No. 196 — Madawaska — Arnprior 

No. 58 — Doric Ottawa No. 231— Lodge of Fidelity _Ottawa 

No. 63— St. John's Carleton Place No. 264— Chaudiere Ottawa 

No. 122 — Renfrew Renfrew No. 371 — Prince of Wales Ottawa 

No. 128 — Pembroke Pembroke No. 433 — Bonnechere Eganville 

No. 147 — Mississippi Almonte No. 459 — Cobden Cobden 

No. 148— Civil Service Ottawa No. 465— Carleton Carp 

No. 159 — Goodwood Richmond No. 476 — Corinthian ..North Gower 

No. 177— The Builders Ottawa No. 479— Russell - — Russell 



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289 



No. 516 — Enterprise Beachburg 

;No. 517 — Hazeldean Hazeldean 

No. 526 — Ionic .... Westboro 

No. 558— Sidney Albert Luke Ottawa 
No. 560— St. Andrew's - Ottawa 



No. 561 — Acacia 

No. 564 — Ashlar . 

No. 590 — Defenders 
No. 595 — Ridsau _ 



.Westboro 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 



PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT— (11 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Charles J. Ray, Peterborough 



No. 101 — Corinthian -.Peterborough 
No. 126— Golden Rule Campbellford 

No. 145— J. B. Hall Millbrook 

No. 155 — Peterborough Peterborough 

No. 161 — Percy _ ...Warkworth 

No. 223 — Norwood Norwood 



No. 313— Clementi _ Lakefield 

No. 3 i 4 — Keene Keene 

No. 435 — Havelock Havelock 

No. 523 — Royal Arthur Peterborough 
No. 633 — Hastings Hastings 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT— (16 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Stewart C. Wood, Hillier 

No. 11— Moira Belleville No. 127— Franck Frankford 

No. 18— Prince Edward Picton No. 164 — Star in the East Wellington 



No. 29— United 

No. 38 — Trent 

No. 48 — Madoc 

No. 50 — Consecon 
No. 69— Stirling 
No. 123— Belleville 



.Brighton 

Trenton 

Madoc 

..Consecon 

Stirling 

..Belleville 



No. 215— Lake 
No. 222 — Marmora 
No. 239— Tweed _ 
No. 283— Eureka . 

No. 401— Craig 

No. 482— Bancroft 



-Ameliasburg 
_..Marmora 

Tweed 

...Belleville 
_Deseronto 
Bancroft 



No. 


56 


No. 


81- 


No. 


83- 


No. 


116- 


No. 


153- 


No. 


158- 


No. 


194- 


No. 


238- 


No. 


260- 


No. 


263 


No. 


294 



SARNIA DISTRICT— (21 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Wm. Dalziel, Petrolia 

-Victoria — — Sarnia 

-St. Johns...Mount Brydges 

-Beaver .....Strathroy 

-Cassia Thedford 

-Burns Wyoming 

-Alexandra Oil Springs 

-Petrolia Petrolia 

-Havelock ...._ _ Watford 

-Washington Petrolia 

-Forest Forest 

-Moore Courtright 




SOUTH HURON DISTRICT— (17 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. H. J. Kastner, Sebringville 



No. 33— Maitland - Goderich 

No. 73— St. James St. Majy's 

No. 84— Clinton Clinton 

No. 133 — Lebanon Forest —Exeter 

No. 141— Tudor Mitchell 

No. 144 — Tecumseh _ Stratford 

No. 154 — Irving Lucan 

No. 170 — Britannia Seaforth 

No. 224— Huron _ Hensall 



No. 233— Doric _ Parkhill 

No. 309 — Morning Star ___... Carlow 

No. 332— Stratford -Stratford 

No. 456— Elma Monkton 

No. 478 — Milverton Milverton 

No. 4S3— Granton Granton 

No. 574 — Craig _.. ..Ailsa Craig 

No. 609— Tavistock Tavistock 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT— (19 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. G. R. Drummond, Spencerville 

No. 5 — Sussex _ Brockville No. 368 — Salem _ Brock ville 

No. 14— True Britons Perth No. 370 — Harmony _ Delta 

No. 24 — St. Francis -Smith's Falls No. 387 — Lansdowne Lansdowne 

No. 28 — Mount Zion Kemptville No. 389 — CrystalFountain N.Augusta 

No. 55 — Merrickville ...Merrickville No. 416 — Lyn _ _ Lyn 

No. 74— St. James South Augusta No. 489— Osiris _ -Smith's Falls 

No. 85 — Rising Sun Athens No. 504 — Otter Lombardy 

No. 110 — Central -Preseott No. 556 — Nation _ Spencerville 

No. 209 — Evergreen __ Lanark No. 650— Fidelity Toledo 

No. 242 — Macoy _ _ Mallorytown 



290 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. 44- 
No. 94- 
No. 120- 
No. 140- 
No. 171- 
No. 232- 



No. 506- 

No. 528- 

No. 530- 

No. 534- 



No. 229- 

No. 305- 

No. 346- 

No. 356- 

No. 369- 

No. 426- 

No. 474- 

No. 501- 

No. 510- 

No. 522- 

No. 524- 

No. 525- 

No. 531- 

No. 548- 

No. 565- 



No. 16- 

No. 25- 

No. 75- 

No. 87- 

No. 136- 

No. 218- 

No. 220- 

No. 269- 

No. 316- 

No. 339- 

No. 343- 

No. 424- 

No. 430- 

No. 464- 



ST. THOMAS DISTRICT— (11 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Francis L. Henry, Shedden 

-St. Thomas St. Thomas No. 302— St. Davids St. Thomas 

-St. Marks ...Port Stanley No. 364 — Dufferin - Melbourne 

-Warren Fingal No. 386— McColl -West Lome 

-Malahide -Aylmer No. 411 — Rodney Rodney 

-Prince of Wales Iona Sta. No. 546— Talbot St. Thomas 

-Cameron Dutton 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Ralph C. Ellis, So. Porcupine 

-Porcupine Porcupine No. 540 — Abitibi — Iroquois Falls 

-Golden Beaver Timmins No. 623 — Doric - Kirkland Lake 

-Cochrane Cochrane No. 648 — Spruce Falls -Kapuskasing 

-Englehart Englehart No. 657 — Corinthian, Kirkland Lake 

TORONTO DISTRICT A— (30 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Harold E. McBride, Toronto 

-Ionic Brampton No. 566 — King Hiram Toronto 

-Humber —Weston No. 575 — Fidelity Toronto 

-Occident Toronto No. 582 — Sunnyside Toronto 

-River Park Streetsville No. 583 — Transportation -....Toronto 

-Mimico Lambton Mills No. 587 — Patricia Toronto 

-Stanley -....Toronto No. 599 — Mt. Dennis Weston 

-Victoria _ - Toronto No. 600 — Maple Leaf Toronto 

-Connaught Mimico No. 605 — Melita Toronto 

-Parkdale - Toronto No. 619 — Runnymede Toronto 

-Mt. Sinai - Toronto No. 630 — Prince of Wales ...Toronto 

-Mississauga . ..Port Credit No. 632 — Long Branch Mimico 

-Temple Toronto No. 640 — Anthony Sayer Mimico 

-High Park _ Toronto No. 645 — Lake Shore Mimico 

-General Mercer Toronto No. 652 — Memorial Toronto 

-Kilwinning Toronto No. 655 — Kingsway ...Lambton Mills 

TORONTO DISTRICT B— (29 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. A. G. Cranham, Toronto 



-St. Andrews _ Toronto 

-Ionic Toronto 

-St. John's Toronto 

-Markham Union Markham 

-Richardson Stouffville 

-Stevenson _ ...Toronto 

-Zeredatha Uxbridge 

-BroughamUnion Claremont 

-Doric 

-Orient _ 
-Georgina 

-Doric 

-Acacia 
-King Edward 



Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

..-.Toronto 
Toronto 




No. 


22 


No. 


23 


No. 


65 


No. 


79- 


No. 


86- 


No. 


97- 


No. 


99 


No. 


129 


No. 


156- 


No. 


247- 


No. 


265- 


No. 


326 


No. 


438- 


No. 


481- 



No. 473 — Beaches 

No. 494 — Riverdale -. 
No. 520 — Coronati _ 

No. 532— Canada 

No. 543 — Imperial _.... 

No. 545 — JnoRossRobertson Toronto 

No. 552 — Queen City Toronto 

No. 567 — St. Aidans Toronto 

No. 576 — Mimosa Toronto 

No. 612— Birch Cliff Birch Cliff 

No. 620— Bay of Quinte Toronto 

No. 637— Caledonia Toronto 

No. 647 — Todmorden Todmorden 

No. 651 — Dentonia Toronto 

No. 653 — Scarboro Agincourt 

TORONTO DISTRICT C— (27 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. N. F. Johnson, Aurora 

-King Solomon's Toronto No. 512 — Malone Sutton 

-Richmond ...Richmond Hill No. 542 — Metropolitan Toronto 

-Rehoboam - Toronto No. 553 — Oakwood Toronto 

-Simcoe -Bradford No. 577 — St. Clair Toronto 

-Wilson _ Toronto No. 581 — Harcourt Toronto 

-Sharon QueensvTlle No. 591 — North Gate Toronto 

-Tuscan Newmarket No. 592 — Fairbank Toronto 

-Rising Sun - Aurora No. 606 — Unity _ Toronto 

-York - Toronto No. 607 — Golden Fleece _ Toronto 

-Ashlar . Toronto No. 629 — Grenville Toronto 

-Patterson - Thornhill No. 634 — Delta _ — Toronto 

-Zetland _ _ Toronto No. 638— Bedford Toronto 

-Harmony Toronto No. 646 — Rowland Mt. Albprt 

-Corinthian ... — Toronto 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



291 



TORONTO DISTRICT D— (25 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. T. H. Williamson, Toronto 



No. 54- 
No. 98- 
No. 118- 
No. 292- 
No. 311- 
No. 367- 
No. 384- 
No. 410- 
No. 468- 
No. 496- 
No. 514- 
No. 533- 
No. 537- 



-Vaughan . 
-True Blue . 

-Union 

-Robertson 
-Blackwood 



Maple No. 541- 

Bolton No. 547- 

-Schomberg No. 559- 

King No. 570- 

-Woodbridge No. 571- 

"?t. George Toronto No. 572- 

-Alpha Toronto No. 586- 

-Zeta _ .Toronto No. 589- 

-Peel Caledon East No. 611- 

-University Toronto No. 635- 

-St. Alban's Toronto No. 643- 

-Shamrock _ Toronto No. 644- 

-Ulster _ - .Toronto 



-Tuscan 

-Victory 

-Palestine 

-Dufferin 

-Antiquity _____ 

-Mizpah 

-Remembrance 

-Grey - 

-Huron-Bruce 

-Wellington Toronto 

-Cathedral _ Toronto 

-Simcoe Toronto 



Toronto 
Toronto 
Toronto 
Toronto 
Toronto 
Toronto 
Toronto 
Toronto 
Toronto 



VICTORIA DISTRICT— (13 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Chas. H. Heels, Lindsay 



No. 77 — Faithful Brethren-Lindsay 

No. 268 — Verulam Bobcaygeon 

No. 354 — Brock Cannington 

No. 375 — Lome Omemee 

No. 398— Victoria Kirkfield 

No. 406 — Spry __Fenelon Falls 

No. 408 — Murray Beaverton 



No. 440 — Arcadia Minden 

No. 451 — Somerville Kinmount 

No. 463 — N'rth Entrance Haliburton 

No. 477 — Harding — Woodville 

No. 498 — King George V__ Coboconk 
No. 608 — Gothic Lindsay 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT— (20 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. N. A. MacEachern, Waterloo 



No. 


72- 


-Alma _ Gait 


No. 


279- 


— New Hope _ 


Hespeler 


No. 


151- 


-Grand River Kitchener 


No. 


295- 


-Cone.nogo 


Drayton 


No 


172- 
180- 

203- 
205- 


-Ayr _ _ Ayr 

-Speed - — Guelph 

-Irvine Elora 

-New Dom'n.New Hamburg 


No. 
No. 
No. 
No. 


297- 
3*18- 
321- 
347- 






No 






No 






No. 


—Mercer 


Fergus 


No. 


219- 


-Credit - Georgetown 


No. 


361- 


-Waverley 


Guelph 


No. 


257- 


-Gait Gait 


No. 


509- 


-Twin City 


__Kitchener 


No. 


258- 


-Guelph Guelph 


No. 


539- 


-Waterloo 


Waterloo 


No. 


271- 


-Wellington Erin 


No. 


628- 


-Glenrose - 


Elmira 



WESTERN DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. George Gruchy, Rainy River 

No. 414 — Pequonga Kenora No. 461 — Ionic Rainy River 

No. 417 — Keewatin _ _ Keewatin No. 484 — Golden Star — —Dryden 

No. 445 — Lake of the Woods .Kenora No. 518 — Sioux Lookout Sioux L'out 

No. 446 — Granite .Fort Frances No. 631 — Manitou _ Emo 

WILSON DISTRICT— (20 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. James Hurd, Mount Elgin 



No. 10- 

No. 37- 

No. 43- 

No. 68- 

No. 76- 

No. 7 8 

No. 1^4- 

No. 108- 

No. 149- 

No. 174- 



-Norfolk Simcoe No. 178— Plattsville _ _.Plattsville 

-King Hiram Ingersoll No. 181 — Oriental -Port Burwell 

-King Solomon's Woodstock No. 217 — Frederick Delhi 

-St. John's Ingersoll No. 237 — Vienna Vienna 

-Oxford Woodstock No. 250— Thistle Embro 

-King Hiram Tillsonburg No. 259 — Springfield 

-St. John's Norwich No. 261 — Oak Branch 

-Blenheim Princeton No. 359 — Vittoria 

-Erie _ Port Dover No. 569 — Doric 

-Walsingham ..Port Rowan No. 624 — Dereham — 




292 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



WINDSOR DISTRICT— (19 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Chas. F. Ayerst, Amherstburg 



No. 34 

No. 41- 

No. 47- 

No. 290- 

No. 395- 

No. 402- 

No. 403- 

No. 413- 

No. 448- 

No. 4S8- 



-Thistle Amherstburg 

-St. George's Kingsville 

-Great Western Windsor 

-Leamington Leamington 



-Parvaim 
-Central _ 
-Windsor 
-Naphtali 
-Xenophon 



Comber 

Essex 

..Windsor 
Tilbury 



Wheatley 
King Edward _ Harrow 



No. 500 — Rose Windsor 

No. 521 — Ontario Windsor 

No. 554 — Border Cities Windsor 

No. 579 — Harmony _ Windsor 

No. 598 — Dominion Windsor 

No. 604 — Palace Windsor 

No. 627 — Pelee Scudder 

No. 641 — Garden Windsor 

No. 642 — St. Andrew's Windsor 



RECAPITULATION 



Algoma District 

Brant District , 

Bruce District 

Chatham District 

Eastern District 

Frontenac District ... 

Georgian District 

Grey District 

Hamilton A District 
Hamilton B District 
London 



Muskoka District _ 

Niagara A District 

Niagara B District 

Nipissing East District 
Nipissing West District 
North Huron District _ 

Ontario District 

Ottawa District — _ 

Peterborough District_ _.. 
Prince Edward District 

Sarnia District 

South Huron District _ 
St. Lawrence District 

St. Thomas . — 

Temiskaming District 
Toronto A District _ 
Toronto B District _. 
Toronto C District _ 
Toronto D District _ 

Victoria District 

Wellington District — 

Western District 

Wilson District 

Windsor District _ _ 



_ 9 Lodges 

_ _14 Lodges 

12 Lodges 

14 Lodges 

_ _.18 Lodges 

18 Lodges 

20 Lodges 

11 Lodges 

_ 16 Lodges 

17 Lodges 

23 Lodges 

8 Lodges 

12 Lodges 

_,13 Lodges 

. 8 Lodges 

13 Lodges 

12 Lodges 

13 Lodges 

__ 27 Lodges 

11 Lodges 

16 Lodges 

21 Lodges 

17 Lodges 

_19 Lodges 
.__11 Lodges 

8 Lodges 

30 Lodges 

__29 Lodges 

27 Lodges 

25 Lodges 

13 Lodges 

-20 Lodges 

8 Lodges 

.._20 Lodges 
19 Lodges- 



572 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



293 



LODGES BY LOCATION 



Location Name and No. Location 

Abingdon Lincoln 544 Cardinal 

Acton Walker 321 Cargill _. 

Agincourt Scarboro 653 Carlow _ 

Ailsa Craig Craig 574 Carp 

Alexandria Alexandria 439 

Alliston Seven Star 285 

Almonte Mississippi 147 

Alvinston Alvinston 353 

Ameliasburg _ __ _Lake 215 

Amherstburg Thistle 34 

Ancaster __Seymour 272 

Arden _ St. Andrew's 49Y 

Arkona Arkona 307 

Arnprior Madawaska 196 

Arthur , Prince Arthur 334 

Athens Rising Sun 85 

Aultsville Farran's Point 256 

Aurora Rising Sun 129 

Avonmore .Avonmore 452 

Aylmer Malahide 140 

Ayr Ayr 172 Coboconk 

Baden Wilmot 318 Cochrane 

Bancroft Bancroft 482 Colborne 

Barrie Corinthian 96 Coldwater 

Barrie Kerr 230 Collingwood 

Bath Maple Leaf 119 Comber 

Beachburg — _ Enterprise 516 Consecon 

Beamsville Ivy 115 Cookstown 

Beaverton Murray 408 

Beeton _ -...Spry 385 

Belleville Eureka 283 

Belleville _ — Moira 11 

Belleville The Belleville 123 

Belmont Belmont 190 

Binbrook Harmony 57 

Birch Cliff -..-Birch Cliff 612 

Blenheim Kent 274 

Blind River _ —Penewobikong 487 

Blyth _Blyth 303 

Bobcaygeon Verulam 268 

Bolton _ True Blue 98 

Bothwell Star of the East 422 

Bowmanville Jerusalem 31 

Bracebridge Mukoka 360 

Bradford Simcoe 79 

Brampton Ionic 229 

Brantford Brant 45 

Brantford Doric 121 

Brantford _ — Ozias 508 

Brantford Reba 515 

Brigden Leopold 397 

Brighton —United 29 

Brockville Sussex 5 

Brockville Salem 368 

Brooklin Mount Zion 39 

Brussels __.St. John's 284 

Bryanston Middlesex 379 

Burford Burford 106 

Burk's Falls Corona 454 

Burlington Burlington 165 

Byron Ashlar 610 

Caledon East -...Peel 468 

Caledonia _ St. Andrew's 62 Flesherton 

Campbellford Golden Rule 126 Florence _ 

Campbellville Campbell 603 Fonthill _ 

Camlachie Huron 392 Forest 

Cannington Brock 354 Fordwich 

Capreol National 588 Fort Erie 



Name and No. 

Cardinal 491 

..Moravian 431 



.......Morning Star 309 

Carleton 465 

Carleton Place _St. John's 63 

Cayuga St. John's 35 

Centreville . —Victoria 299 



_ — __Lorne 622 
-Parthenon 267 

Victory 563 

-Wellington 46 
..Forest 393 



Chapleau 

Chatham 

Chatham 

Chatham _.. 

Chesley 

Chesterville Chesterville 320 

Chippawa —King Edward VII 471 
Claremont — Brougham Union 269 

Clifford Clifford 315 

Clinton Clinton 84 

Cobalt Silver 486 

Cobden Cobden 459 

Cobourg _St. John's 17 

-King George V 498 

Cochrane 530 

-Colborne 91 

Karnak 492 

Manito 90 

..._ Parvaim 395 
. — Consecon 50 

Manitoba 236 

.Algonquin 536 

Cornwall 125 

Moore 294 



Copper Cliff 

Cornwall 

Courtright 

Creemore Nitetis 444 

Delaware Delaware Valley 358 

Delhi Frederick 217 

Delta Harmony 370 

Deseronto Craig 401 



Dorchester Sta. 

Drayton 

Dresden 

Dryden 

Dundalk 

Dundas 

Dunnville 

Durham 

Dutton _ _ 

Eganville 

Elk Lake 

Elmira 

Elm vale 

Elora 

Embro 

Emo 

Emsdale 

Englehart 

Erin 

Espanola 

Essex 



Merrill 344 

Conestogo 295 

— Sydenham 255 

Golden Star 484 

Dundalk 449 

Valley 100 

Amity 32 

Durham 306 

Cameron 232 

.— Bonnechere 433 

Elk Lake 507 

Glenrose 628 

— —Coronation 466 

Irvine 203 

Thistle 250 

Manitou 631 

Algonquin 434 

Englehart 534 

Wellington 271 

Espanola 527 

-Central 402" 



Exeter — Lebanon Forest 133 

Fenelon Falls The Spry 406 

Fergus -Mercer 347 

Finch Finch 557 

Fingal Warren 120 

-Prince Arthur 338 

—..Florence 390 

Phoenix 535 

Forest 263 

Fordwich 331 

Fort Erie 613 



294 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Name and 

North Palmer 

Frances __ Granite 

William _.._ Kaministiquia 

William _ - -Royal 

William Fort William 

William Connaught 

Franck 
A!ma 
-Gait 



Location 

Fort Erie 

Fort 

Fort 

Fort 

Fort 

Fort 

Frankford 

Gait 

Gait - 

Gananoque 

Georgetown ... 

Geraldton 

Glencoe 

Goderich 

Gore Bay 

Grand Valley 

Granton 

Gravenhurst ... 

Grimsby 

Guelph 

Guelph 

Guelph __ 

Hagersville _. 

Haileybury — Haileybury 

Haliburton North Entrance 



Leeds 

__ Credit 

.. Kenogamisis 

Lome 

Maitland 

Gore Bay 

-Scott 

Granton 

Golden Rule 

Union 

_ Guelph 

Speed 

Wayerley 

_ Hiram 



Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 



Ancient 



Acacia 
Landmarks 

Barton 

Beach 

Buchanan 

.Corinthian 
.— Doric 



Dundurn 

_ _ Electric 

Hamilton 

Hillcrest 
-Hugh Murray 
_ Ionic 



St. Andrew's 

St. John's 

. Strict Observance 

— Temple 

Tuscan 



Hamilton Wardrope 

Hanover Hanover 

Harrietsville Moffat 

Harriston — Harriston 

Harrow King- Edward 

Harrowsmith Albion 

Hastings Hastings 

Havelock - Havelock 

Hawkesbury - Hawkesbury 



Hazeldean 

Hensall 

Hepworth 

Hespeler 

Highgate ... 
Hornepayne 
Huntsville 
Ilderton — 
Ingersoll _. 
Ingersoll _ 

Innerkip 

Inwood 



Hazeldean 

Huron 

Burns 

New Hope 
..Highgate 



Hornepayne 

Unity 

Henderson 



King Hiram 

St. John's 

Oak Branch 

Inwood 

Iona Station Prince of Wales 

Iroquois Friendly Brothers 

Iroquois Falls _ Abitibi 

Jarvis King Solomon 

Kapuskasing Spruce Falls 

Keene - -Keene 

Keewatin Keewntin 

Kemptville - Mount Zion 



No. 
372 
446 
584 
453 
415 
511 
127 

72 
257 
201 
219 
656 
282 

33 
472 
421 
483 
409 
7 
258 
180 
361 
319 
485 
463 

61 
654 
6 
639 
550 
513 
382 
475 
495 
562 
594 
602 
549 
593 

40 

27 
324 
551 
555 
432 
399 
262 
488 
109 
633 
435 
450 
517 
224 
436 
279 
336 
636 
376 
388 

37 

68 
261 
503 
171 
143 
540 
329 
648 
374 
417 

28 



Location Name and No. 

Kenora Lake of the Woods 445 

Kenora — - _ Pequonga 414 

Kincardine Northern Light 93 

King _ Robertson 292 

Kingston — Cataraqui 92 

Kingston _ Minden 253 

Kingston Queen's 578 

Kingston Royal Edward 585 

Kingston.-The Anct. St. John's 3 

Kingsville St. George's 41 

Kinmount Somerville 451 

Kirkfield Victoria 398 

Kirkland Lake __ Corinthian 657 

Kirkland Lake Doric 623 

Kitchener _ .Grand River 151 

Kitchener _ ...Twin Ctiy 509 

Komoka Myra 529 

Lakefield __ Clementi 313 

Lakeside _ Doric 569 

Lambeth St. Paul's 107 



Lambton Mills 
Lambton Mills 

Lanark 

Lancaster 



..Kingsway 655 

Mimico 369 

..Evergreen 209 
..Lancaster 207 
Lansdowne 387 



Lansdowne 

Leamington — Leamington 290 

Lindsay Faithful Brethren 77 

Lindsay _ _ -Gothic 608 

Listowcl Bernard 225 

Little Current Doric 455 

Lobo Doric 289 

Lombardy Otter 504 

Londesboro _ Hullett 568 



London 
London 
London 
London 
London 
London 
London 
London 
London 
London 
Lucan 



Acacia 580 

Corinthian 330 

— Kilwinning 64 

King Solomon's 378 

St. George's 42 

- St. John's 20 

— St. John's 209a 

Temple 597 

Tuscan 1 9 5 

Union 380 

Irving 154 



Lucknow __ -Old Light 184 

Lyn _ Lyn 416 

Lynden Lynden 505 

Madoc — Madoc 48 

Mallorytown Macoy 242 

Maple Vaughan 54 

Markdale Hiram 490 

Markham Markham Union 87 

Marmora Marmora 222 

Martintown Martintown 596 

Mattawa Mattawa 405 

Maxville Maxville 418 

Meaford -Pythagoras 137 

Melbourne — Dufferin 364 

Merlin Century 457 

Merrickville _.... Merrickville 55 

Merritton - Adanac 614 

Midland _ Caledonian 249 

Millbrook - J. B. Hall 145 

Millgrove Waterdown 357 

Milton - St. Clair 135 

Milverton Milvprton 478 



Mimico 
Mimico 
Mimico 
Mimico 
Minden 
Mitchell 



Anthony Sayer 640 

Connaught 501 

Lake Shore 645 

Long Branch 632 

Arcadia 440 

_ Tudor 141 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



Location 

Monkton 

Morrisburg 

Mount Albert 
Mount Brydges 
Mount Elgin _ 
Mount Forest -.. 

Napanee - _ 

Napier 

Newboro 



Name and 

_ -Elma 

Excelsior 

-Rowland 

_...St. John's 

Dereham 

..St. Alban's 

Union 

Ionic 

..Simpson 



Newburgh Prince of Wales 

Newcastle : — Durham 

New Hamburg.New Dominion 

New Liskeard Temiskaming 

Newmarket Tuscan 

Niagara — - Niagara 

Niagara Falls Adoniram 

Niagara Falls — Clifton 

Niagara Falls _....St. Mark's 

Nilestown Nilestown 

North Augusta Crystal Fount. 

North Bay Nipissing 

North Bay North Bay 

North Gower Corinthian 

Norwich St. John's 

Norwood Norwood 

Oakville - Oakville 

Odessa Prince Arthur 

Oil Springs ._ Alexandra 

Omemee _Lorne 

Onondaga Onondaga 

Orangeville Harris 



Orillia 

Orillia 

Orono 

Oshawa 

Oshawa 

Oshawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa. 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Owen Sound 

Owen Sound 

Paisley 



Orillia 

...Equity 

Orono 

Cedar 

Lebanon 

_ Temple 

.Ashlar 

Civil Service 

Chaudiere 

Dalhousie 

Defenders 

Doric 

Lodge of Fidelity 
Prince of Wales 
Rideau 
St. Andrew's 



Sydney Albert Luke 

The Builders 

...North Star 
_St. George's 
Aldworth 



Palmerston 


Blair 


Paris 


St. John's 


Parkhill - 


Doric 


Parry Sound — 


Granite 




Pembroke 


Penetanguishene 


_ Georgian 


Perth 


.....True Britons 


Peterborough 


_ Corinthian 


Peterborough 


...Peterborough 


Peterborough ... 


...Poyal Arthur 




Petrol iq 




Washington 




_. Doric 


Picton 


Prince Edward 


Plattsville 


_ PlattsviMe 


Port Arthur _ 


Port Arthur 


Port Arthur — 


_ Shuniah 


Port Arthur 


Thund-r B-y 


Port Burwell . 


_ Oriental 


Port Credit ..... 


Missis«"uga 


Port Colborne . 


Macnab 



No. 
456 
142 
646 

81 
624 
200 
9 
328 
157 
146 

66 
205 
462 

99 
2 
573 
254 
105 
345 
389 
420 
617 
476 
104 
223 
400 
228 
158 
375 
519 
216 
192 
659 
325 
270 
139 
649 
564 
148 
264 

52 
590 

58 
231 
371 
595 
560 
558 
177 
322 

88 
235 
314 

82 
233 
352 
128 
348 

14 
101 
155 
523 
194 
2«0 
424 

18 
178 
499 
287 
61<? 
181 
52' 
169 



Location 

Port Dalhousie 

Dover 

Elgin 

Hope 

Hope 



Port 
Port 
Port 
Port 



Name and No. 

Seymour 277 

Erie 149 



Port Elgin 429 

Hope 114 

Ontario 26 

Port McNicoIl ._.Earl Kitchener 538 

Port Perry Fidelity 428 

Port Robinson Myrtle 337 

Port Rowan Walsingham 174 

Port Stanley St. Mark's 94 

Powassan Powassan 443 

Prescott Central 110 

Preston Preston 297 

Princeton Blenheim 108 

Queensville Sharon 97 

Rainy River Ionic 461 



Renfrew 



Renfrew 122 



Riceville v Plantagenet 186 



Richmond 

Richmond 

Ridgetown 

Ridgeway 

Rodney ... 

Russell 

Sarnia 

Sarnia 

Sarnia 

Sarnia 

Sault 



Hill 



Goodwood 159 

Richmond 23 

Howard 391 

...Dominion 615 

_ Rodney 411 

_ Russell 479 

Liberty 419 

.St. Paul 601 

Tuscan 437 

Victoria 56 



Ste. Marie Algoma 469 

Sault Ste. Marie Hatherly 625 

Sault Ste. Marie _ Keystone 412 

Schomberg Union 118 



Bay 
Lake 



Scotland 
Seaforth 
Scudder 
Seeley's 
Sharbot 

Shelburne 

Simcoe 

Sioux Lookout- 
Smith's Falls 
Smith's Falls . 

Smithville . 

Sombra 

Southampton _ 



Scotland 193 

..Britannia 17G 

Pelee 627 

- Rideau 460 



Frontenac 621 

Lome 377 

Norfolk 10 

Sioux Lookout 518 

Osiris 489 

—St. Francis 24 

Coronation 502 

St. Clair 425 

St. Lawrence 131 

South Augusta St. Jam?s 74 

South Porcupine Porcupin? 506 

Stamford Centre Stamford 62« 

Spencerville Nation 556 

Springfield Springfi°ld 2"9 

Stayner Northern Lierht 2"6 

St. Catharines Mapl» L^sf 103 

St. Catharines Perfection 616 

St. Catharines St. George's 15 

St. Catharines Tmp'e 296 

St. George St. G-orge 24 fr 

Stirling Stirling 60 

St. Mary's St. Jam<*s 73 

Ston°y Creek W»ntwo'th 16« 

Stouffville Richardson 136 

Stratford Stratford ?32 

Stratford Tecums-h 144 

Strathroy —Beaver 83 

Streetsville Riv~r P-rk 356 

Stroud -Minerva 304 

St. Thomas St. D-v'd's 3 n 2 

St. Thomas St. T^~m-<= 4 4 

St. Thomas T"1W 54fi 

Sturtreon Falls. Sturgeon P-»l'a 447 

Sndhury __. N>-V«l 4<>- 

S»dburv Sudbury 658 

Snnd°rl,nd King Edward 4«4 

Sundridge Strong 423 



296 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Location Name and No. Location 

Sutton West Malone 512 Toronto _ 

Tarn worth _ Lome 404 Toronto 

Tara Maple Leaf 362 Toronto 

Tavistock Tavistock 609 Toronto - 

Teeswater - Teeswater 276 Toronto - 

Thamesford King Solomon 394 Toronto - 

Thamesville Tecumseh 245 Toronto _..._ 

Thedford - Cassia 116 Toronto 

Thessalon Dyment 442 Toronto 

Thornbury - - Beaver 234 Toronto 

Thorndale Mount Olivet 300 Toronto 

Thornhill - _._Patterson 265 Toronto 

Thorold Mountain 221 Toronto 

Tilbury _- Naphtali 413 Toronto 

Tillsonburg ...King Hiram 78 Toronto 

Timmins Golden Beaver 528 Toronto _ _.... 

Tiverton -Bruce 341 Toronto 

Todmorden Todmorden 647 Toronto _ 

Toledo - Fidelity 650 Toronto 

Toronto _ - Acacia 430 Toronto - 

Toronto - Alpha 384 Toronto 

Toronto Antiquity 571 Toronto 

Toronto - Ashlar 247 Toronto 

Toronto Bay-of-Quinte 620 Tottenham _ 

Toronto _ - Bedford 63S Trenton 

Toronto Caledonia 637 Tweed — 

Toronto Canada 532 Uxbridge - 

Toronto Cathedral 643 Vankleek Hill .. 

Toronto Corinthian 481 Victoria Harbor 

Toronto __Coronati 520 Vienna 

Toronto - Delta 634 

Toronto Dentonia 651 

Toronto - Doric 316 

Toronto Dufferin 570 

Toronto ..._ _ Fairbank 592 

Toronto Fidelity 575 

Toronto Georgina 343 

Toronto — General Mercer 548 

Toronto Golden Fleece 607 

Toronto Grenville 629 

Toronto -.Grey 589 

Toronto _ Harcourt 581 

Toronto Harmony 438 

Toronto - High Park 531 

Toronto _ - Huron-Bruce 611 

Toronto - Imperial 543 

Toronto Ionic 25 

Toronto King Solomon's 22 

Toronto Kilwinning 565 

Toronto King Hiram 566 

Toronto John Ross Robertson 545 

Toronto Maple Leaf 600 

Toronto _.... Melita 605 

Toronto _ Memorial 652 

Toronto Metropolitan 542 

Toronto - - Mizpah 572 

Toronto - - — - Mimosa 576 

Toronto Mt. Sinai 522 

Toronto North Gate 591 

Toronto _ Oakwood 553 

Toronto Occident 346 

Toronto Orient 339 

Toronto - Palestine 559 

Toronto Parkdale 510 

Toronto Patricia 587 

Toronto Prince of Wales 630 

Toronto - Queen City 552 

Toronto Rehoboam 65 Woodville 

Toronto - Remembrance 586 Woodstock 

Toronto — Riverdale 494 Woodstock 

Toronto Runnymede 619 Wroxeter 

Toronto Shamrock 533 Wyoming 

Toronto Simcoe 644 York 



Name and No. 

Stanley 426 

Stevenson 218 

.__ Sunnyside 582 

St. Aidan's 567 

St. Albans 514 

...St. Andrew's 16 

_....St. Clair 577 

St. George 367 

St. John's 75 

Temple 525 

The Beaches 473 

Transportation 583 

Tuscan 541 

Ulster 537 

Unity 606 

University 496 

...- Victoria 474 

Victory 547 

Wellington 635 

„ Wilson 86 

._ York 156 

_ _ Zeta 410 

Zetland 326 

......_ Tottenham 467 

- _ Trent 38 

—Tweed 299 

...— Zeredatha 220 

_..St. John's 21 

Victoria 470 

Vienna 237 

Vittoria _ Vittoria 359 

Wales Wales 458 

Walkerton _ Saugeen 197 

Wallaceburg _ Pnyx 312 

Wardsville Hammond 327 

Warkworth — __ Percy 161 

Waterford Wilson 113 

Waterloo Waterloo 539 

Watford Havelock 238 

Welland Copestone 373 

Welland - Merritt 168 

Wellandport - Dufferin 338 

Wellington Star in the East 164 

Westboro Acacia 561 

Westboro Ionic 526 

West Flamboro - Dufferin 291 

West Lome - McColl 386 



Weston 
Weston 
West port 
Wheatley 
Whitby 



_ Humber 305 

..Mount Dennis 599 

.._ Westport 441 

Xenophon 448 

_ ..Composite 30 

Wiarton Cedar 396 

Williamsburg Williamsburg 480 

Winchester Hendprson 383 

Windsor Border Cities 554 

Windsor _ Dominion 598 

Windsor — Garden 641 

Windsor Great Western 47 

Windsor _ Harmony 579 

Windsor Ontario 521 

Windsor Palace 604 

Windsor Rose 500 

Windsor — ._ St. Andrew's 642 

Windsor Windsor 403 

Wingham Wingham 286 

Woodbridge Blackwood 311 

Harding 477 

Solomon's 43 

Oxford 76 

Forest 162 



King 



Burns 153 

..Enniskillen 185 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 

LODGES, ALPHABETICALLY 



297 



No. 
540 

61 
430 
561 
580 
614 
573 
109 
235 
158 
439 
469 
434 
536 

72 
384 
323 

32 
654 
3 
640 
571 
440 
307 
247 
564 
610 
452 
172 
482 
6 
620 
639 
473 

83 
234 
638 
123 
190 
225 
612 
311 
314 
108 
303 
433 
554 

45 
170 
354 
269 
341 
550 
177 
106 
165 
153 
436 
637 
249 
232 
603 
532 
491 
465 
116 

92 
643 



and Name 
Abitibi ..._ 

Acacia 

Acacia — 

Acacia .. 

Acacia 

Adanac 



Location 
..Iroquois Falls 

Hamilton 

Toronto 

Westboro 

London 

Merritton 



Adoniram Niagara Falls 

Albion ...._ _ Harrowsmith 

Aldworth Paisley 

Alexandra Oil Springs 

Alexandria Alexandria 

Algoma -Sault Ste. Marie 

Algonquin - Emsdale 

Algonquin Copper Cliff 

Alma - _ Gait 

Alpha ..... _ Toronto 

Alvinston _ Alvinston 

Amity _..- Dunnville 

Ancient Landmarks ..Hamilton 
Ancient St. Johns .....Kingston 

Anthony Sayer _ Mimico 

Antiquity Toronto 



Arcadia 
Arkona _ 

Ashlar 

Ashlar 

Ashlar 

Avonmore 
Ayr 



Minden 

Arkona 

Toronto 

Ottawa 

Byron 

..Avonmore 
-Ayr 



Bancroft _~ - Bancroft 

Barton Hamilton 

Bay of Quinte _ Toronto 



Hamilton Beach 

Toronto 

Strathroy 

Thornbury 

Toronto 

...Belleville 

Belmont 

Listowel 

Birch Cliff 
Woodbridge 
Palmerston 

Princeton 

Blyth 

Eganville 

Windsor 

Brantford 

Seaforth 

Cannington 

Claremont 

Tiverton 

Hamilton 

...Ottawa 

Burford 

Burlington 

Wyoming 

Hepworth 

Toronto 

Midland 

Dutton 



Beach 

Beaches 

Beaver 

Beaver _ ... 

Bedford .._ 

Belleville _ 

Belmont 

Bernard 

Birch Cliff 

Blackwood 

Blair 

Blenheim 

Blyth 

Bonnechere 

Border Cities 

Brant 

Britannia 

Brock 

Brougham Union 

Bruce — 

Buchanan 

Builders 

Burford 

Burlington 

Burns 

Burns ... 

Caledonia 

Caledonian 

Cameron .... . 

Campbell Campbellville 

C-n-di .....Toronto 

Cardinal Cardinal 

Cirleton Carp 

Cassia Thedford 

Cataraqui Kingston 

Cathedral .Toronto 



No. and Name Location 

110 Central Prescott 

402 Central Essex 

270 Cedar Oshawa 

396 Cedar Wiarton 

457 Century Merlin 

264 Chaudiere - ...Ottawa 

320 Chesterville Chesterville 

148 Civil Service Ottawa 

313 Clementi .Lakefield 

315 Clifford Clifford 

254 Clifton Niagara Falls 

84 Clinton Clinton 

459 Cobden ...._ Cobden 

530 Cochrane Cochrane 

91 Colborne Coiborne 

30 Composite Whitby 

295 Conestogo Drayton 

501 Connaught Mimico 

511 Connaught Fort William 

50 Consecon _ Consecon 

373 Copestone _ Welland 

96 Corinthian Barrie 

101 Corinthian _ Peterboro 

476 Corinthian North Gower 

330 Corinthian .....London 

481 Corinthian Toronto 

513 Corinthian _ Hamilton 

657 Corinthian Kirkland Lake 

125 Cornwall Cornwall 

454 Corona Burks Falls 

520 Coronati Toronto 

466 Coronation Elmvale 

502 Coronation Smithville 

401 Craig Deseronto 

574 Craig Ailsa Craig 

219 Credit _. ...Georgetown 

389 Crystal Fountain N. Augusta 

52 Dalhousie Ottawa 

590 Defenders Ottawa 

358 Delaware Valley Delaware 

634 Delta Toronto 

651 Dentonia Toronto 

624 Dereham Mount E gin 

598 Dominion Windsor 

615 Dominion Ridgeway 

58 Doric ... Ottawa 

121 Doric Brantford 

233 Doric _ Parkhill 

289 Doric Lobo 

316 Doric Toronto 

382 Doric Hamilton 

424 Doric Pickering 

455 Doric Little Current 

569 Doric Lakeside 

623 Doric Kirkland Lake 

291 Dufferin W. Flamboro 

338 Dufferin ..Wellandport 

364 Dufferin ...Melbourne 

570 Dufferin ..Toronto 

449 Dundalk _ Dundalk 

475 Dundurn Hamilton 

66 Durham Newcastle 

306 Durham Durham 

442 Dyment _ Th°s~,alon 

538 Earl Kitchener .Port McNicolI 

495 Electric Hamilton 

507 Elk Lake ...Elk Lake 

456 Elma .Monkton- 



298 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. 

534 


and Name 
Englehart 


Location 

. Englehart 

._ York 


No. 
319 

490 
114 
636 
391 
602 
568 
305 
224 
392 
611 
543 
503 
25 
229 
328 
461 
526 
549 
203 
154 
115 
145 
31 
545 
584 
492 
374 
417 
656 
274 
230 
412 
64 
565 
464 
488 
471 
498 
37 
78 
566 
22 
43 
329 
378 
394 
655 
215 
445 
645 
207 
387 
290 
139 
133 
201 
397 
419 
544 
231 
632 
282 
375 
377 
404 
622 
416 
505 
242 
169 
196 


and Name 


Location 


185 






516 


Enterprise 


Beachburg 

_. ... Orillia 






659 


Hornepayne 




149 


Erie 






527 
283 


Espanola 


Espanola 

Belleville 


Hugh Murray _ 
Hullett .... .-.._ 


Hamilton 


209 

142 


Evergreen — Lanark 

Excelsior — Morrisburg 

Fairbank Toronto 

Faithful Brethren _ Lindsay 

Farran's Point Aultsville 

Fidelity Port Perrv 


Humber 


.._ ...Weston 


592 

77 
256 


Huron _ 

Huron-Bruce 


Camlachie 

Toronto 


428 


In wood 




575 


Fidelity _ 






650 
557 


Fidelity _... 

Finch ..._ 


_ Toledo 

Finch 


Ionic - 


Brampton 


390 










331 


Fordwich 


Fordwich 






162 


Ionic _ _ 

Irvine _ 

I rving 




263 






Elora 


393 


Forest 






613 


Fort Erie -..- ... 
Fort William 


Port Erie 
Fort William 




415 
127 


J. B. Hall 

Jerusalem _ 

John Ross Rober 
Kaministiquia J 


Millbrook 


217 
143 
621 


Frederick Delhi 

Friendly Brothers Iroquois 

Frontenac Sharbot Lake 

Gait _...._ Gait 


tson.Toronto 
rort William 


257 






641 






Keewatin 

Kenogamisis 

Kent _ _. 




548 


General Mercer 

Georgian P< 

Georgina 






348 


metanguishene 
— Toronto 




343 






628 


Keystone Saul 

Kilwinning _ 

Kilwinning .._ 

King Edward _ 

King Edward 

King Edward V] 
King George V . 

King Hiram 

King Hiram 

King Hiram 

King Solomon's 
King Solomon's . 
King Solomon's 
King Solomon's .. 
King Solomon 
Kingsway ...._ La 




528 
607 


Golden Beaver . 
Golden Fleece - 
Golden Rule . 
Golden Rule 

Golden Star 

Goodwood 

Gore Bay _.. 

Gothic _ 


_ Timmins 


_ London 


126 
409 
484 
159 
472 
608 


Campbellford 
Gravenhqrst 

Dryden 

_ Richmond 

_Gore Bay 


Sunderland 

Harrow 

I Chippawa 

Coboconk 

Ingersoll 


151 


Grand River . . 

Granite _ _ 

Granite 

Granton 






352 
446 
483 


...Parry Sound 
Fort Frances 


_..._ Toronto 

.....Woodstock 


47 
629 
589 


Great Western 
Grenville 


Windsor 

Toronto 


London 

Thamesford 


258 


Guelph .... 






485 
562 
327 


Haileybury 

Hamilton 

Hammond 

Hanover .... 


Haileybury 

Hamilton 

Wardsville 


Lake of the Woods Kenora 
Lake Shore Mimico 


432 


Lansdowne 

Leamington 




581 






Leamington 


477 


Harding 




57 
370 


Harmony 

Harmony 


Binbrook 

Delta 


Lebanon Forest 
Leeds 


Exeter 

Gananoque 


438 


Harmony Toronto 

Harmony _ Windsor 

Harris _ O range ville 

Harriston _ Harriston 

Hastings Hastintrs 

Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 

Havelock _ Watford 


579 






216 
262 
633 
625 


Lincoln 

Lodge of Fidelity 
Long Branch 


Abingdon 

Ottawa 

Mimico 


238 






435 


Hnvelock 




Lome _ 

Lome 




450 

517 


Hawkesbury 

Hazpldean 

Henderson 

Henderson 
High gate 

High Park 

Hillcrest 


Hawkesbury 

Hazpldean 

Winchester 

.. Ilderton 

-...- Highgate 

Toronto 

Hamilton 


Tarn worth 


3 "3 

388 
336 
531 
594 


Lyn Lyn 

Lynden Lynden 

Macoy _ Mallorytown 

Macnab Port Colborne 

Madawaska ... Arnprior 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



299 



No. 
48 
33 

140 
512 

90 
236 
631 
103 
119 
362 
600 

87 
222 
596 
405 
418 
605 
652 
347 

55 
344 
168 
542 
379 
478 
369 
576 
233 
304 
524 
147 
572 
399 

11 
294 
599 
300 
522 

28 

39 
431 
309 
221 
408 
360 
529 
337 
386 
413 
556 
588 
205 
279 
2 
427 
345 
420 
444 

10 
617 
463 
591 
322 

93 
266 
223 
261 
400 
553 
346 
184 
519 

26 



and Name 

Ma doc 

Maitland _ 



Location 

Madoc 

..Goderich 



Malahide _ Ayimsr 

Malone _ _ Sutton W. 

Manito _ Colling wood 

Manitoba Cookstown 

Manitou Emo 

Mapie Leaf St. Catharines 

Maple Leaf _.._ Bath 

Maple Leaf _ Tara 

Maple Leaf Toronto 

Markham Union Markham 

Marmora Marmora 

Martintown _ Mart into wn 

M att a w a _ Mat ta w a 

Maxville _ Maxville 

Melita _ Toronto 

Memorial Toronto 

Mercer ......Fergus 

Merrickville Merrickville 

Merrill Dorchester 

Merritt Weiland 

Metropolitan Toronto 

Middlesex Bryanston 

Milverton Milverton 

Mimico Lambton Mills 

Mimosa Toronto 

Minden Kingston 

Minerva Stroud 

Mississauga Port Credit 

Mississippi Almonte 

M izpah _ Toronto 

Moffat - _ Harrietsville 

Moira Belleville 

Moore Courtright 

Mt. Dennis Weston 

Mt. Oliv-t ._ Thorndale 

Mt. Sinai Toronto 

Mt. Zion Kemptville 

Mt. Zion _ Brooklin 

Moravian Cargill 

Morning Star Carlow 

Mountain Thorold 

Murray Beaverton 

Muskoka Bracebrulge 

Myra Komoka 

Myrtle Port Robinson 

McColl West Lome 

Naphtali Tilbury 

Nation Spencerville 

National Capreol 

New Dominion New Hamburg 

New Hope Hespeler 

Niagara _ Niagara 

Nickel Sudbury 

Nilestown _ Nilestown 

Nipissing _ North Bay 

Nitetis _ Creemore 

Norfolk _ Sim roe 

North Bay North Bay 

North Entrance Haliburton 

North Gate _ Toronto 

North Star Owen Sound 

Northern Light Kincardine 

Northern Light Stayner 

Norwood - Norwood 

Oak Branch Innerkip 

Oakville _ Oakville 

Oik wood Toronto 

Occident _ _ Toronto 

Old Light - Lucknow 

Onondaga Onondaga 

Ontario Port Hope 



No. 
521 
339 
181 
192 
325 
489 
504 

76 
5U8 
604 
559 
372 
510 
267 
395 
587 
265 
468 
627 
128 
487 
414 
161 
616 
155 
194 
535 
186 
178 
312 
506 
499 
429 
443 
297 
228 
333 
334 

18 
146 
171 
371 
630 
137 
552 
578 
515 

65 
586 
122 
136 

23 
460 
595 

85 
129 
494 
356 
292 
411 
500 
646 
453 
523 
585 
619 
479 
567 
200 
514 

16 

62 
497 



and Name 
Ontario _ 
Orient 
Oriental - 
Orillia _.... 

Orono 

Osiris 

Otter _.... 

Oxford -.._... 



Location 

Windsor 

Toromo 

..Port Burwell 

Orillia 

O i ono 

...Smiths Falls 

_. Lo m b a r dy 

..Woodstock 



Ozias _ _... Brant ford 

Palace _ Windsor 

Palestine _ Toronto 

Palmer Fort Erie North 

Parkdale _ _ Toronto 

Parthenon _ Chatham 

Parvaim Comber 

Patricia _ _ Toronto 

Patterson Thornhill 

Peel Caledon East 

Pelee _ _.. Scudder 

Pembroke Pembroke 

Penewobikong Blind River 

Pcquonga Kenora 

Percy __Wark worth 

Perfection St. Catharines 

Peterborough Peterborough 



Petrolia 
Phoenix . 
Plantagenet 
Plattsville . 

Pnyx 

Porcupine 

Port Arthur 
Port Elgin . 

Powassan 

Preston 



Petrolia 

Fonthill 

_ . Riceville 

Plattsville 

. Wallaceburg 
S. Porcupine 
Port Arthur 

Port Elgin 

Powassan 

Preston 



Prince Arthur Odessa 

Prince Arthur _...Flesherton 

Prince Arthur Arthur 

Prince Edward Picton 

Prince of Wales ...Newburgh 

Prince of Wales Iona Sta. 

Prince of Wales Ottawa 

Prince of Wales Toronto 

Pythagoras Mea ford 



Queen City 

Queen's _ _. 

Reba 

Rehoboam 

Remembrance 

Renfrew 

Richardson _.. 



Toronto 
Kingston 

Brantford 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Renfrew 

StoufTville 



Richmond Richmond Hill 

Rideau _ _ Seeley's Bay 

Rid 'au _ Ottawa 

Rising Sun _ Athens 

Rising Sun _ Aurora 

Riverdile Toronto 

River Park _ _ Streetsville 

Robertson King 

Rodney Rodney 

Rose _ _ Windsor 

Rowland Mt. Albert 

Royal Fort William 

Royil Arthur ..Peterborough 

Royal Edward _ Kingston 

Runnymede Toronto 

Russell Russell 

St. Aidan's Toronto 

St. Albans _ Mt. Forest 

St. Albans _.. Toronto 

St. Andrew's _ Toronto 

St. Andrew's - Caledonia 

St. Andrew's - _ _ Arden 



300 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. 

660 

593 

642 

135 

425 

577 

302 

24 

15 

41 

42 

88 

243 

367 

73 

74 

17 

20 

21a 

35 

40 

63 

68 

75 

81 

82 

104 

•209a 

•284 
94 

105 

131 

107 

•601 
44 

368 

197 

558 

•653 

193 

421 

285 

272 

•277 

533 
97 

287 

486 
79 

644 

157 

518 

451 

180 

259 

385 

406 

648 

626 

426 

164 

422 

218 
69 

332 
27 

423 

447 

658 

582 
5 

255 

546 



and Name 
St. Andrew's 
St. Andrew's 
St. Andrew's 
St. Clair _. 



Location 

Ottawa. 

..Hamilton 
....Windsor 
..Milton 



St. Clair _ Sombr 

St. Clair Toronto 

St. David's - St. Thomas 

St. Francis Smith's Falls 

St. George's St. Catharines 

St. George's Kingsville 

St. George's London 

St. George's — Owen Sound 

St. George St. George 

St. George Toronto 

St. James St. Marys 

St. James . So. Augusta 

St. Johns Cobourg 

St. Johns London 

St. Johns Vankleek Hill 

St. Johns _ Cayuga 

St. Johns Hamilton 

St. Johns Carleton Place 

St. Johns Ingersoll 

St. Johns _ ... ....Toronto 

St. Johns Mt. Brydges 

St. Johns Paris 

St. Johns — Norwich 

St. Johns _ London 

St. Johns — Brussels 

St. Marks Port Stanley 

St. Marks Niagara Falls 

St. Lawrence Southampton 

St. Paul's Lambeth 

St. Paul's _ Sarnia 

St. Thomas St. Thomas 

Salem — Brockville 

Saugeen „ "Walkerton 

S. A. Luke -Ottawa 

Scarboro _ _ Agincourt 

Scotland _ Scotland 

Scott Grand Valley 

Seven Star — Alliston 

Seymour „ _ Ancaster 

Seymour ......Port Dalhousie 

Shamrock — Toronto 

Sharon Queensville 

Shuniah Port Arthur 

Silver Cobalt 

Si m coe „ B radf ord 

Simcoe _ Toronto 

Simpson .Newboro 

Sioux Lookout ...Sioux Lookout 

Somerville Kinmount 

Speed Guelph 

Springfield Springfield 

Spry Beeton 

Spry Fenelon Falls 

Spruce Falls Kapuskasing 

Stamford Stamford Centre 

Stanley Toronto 

Star in the East Wellington 

Star of the East Bothwell 

Stevenson Toronto 

Stirling Stirling 

Stratford Stratford 

Strict Observance Hamilton 

Strong Sundridge 

Sturgeon Falls. Sturgeon Falls 

Sudbury Sudbury 

Sunnyside Toronto 

Sussex ......Brockville 

Sydenham _ Dresden 

Talbot .....St. Thomas 



No. 
609 
144 
245 
276 
462 
296 
324 
525 
597 
649 

34 
250 
618 
647 
467 
583 

38 

98 

14 
141 

99 
195 
437 
541 
551 
239 
509 
537 
7 
9 
118 
380 

29 
376 
606 
496 
100 

54 
268 

56 
299 
398 
470 
474 
547 
563 
237 
359 
458 
321 
174 
555 
120 
260 
357 
539 
361 

46 
271 
635 
166 
441 
480 
318 
86 
113 
403 
286 
448 
156 
220 
410 
326 



and Name 

Tavistock 

Tecumseh 

Tecumseh 

Teeswater _ 
Temiskaming. 

Temple 

Temple 

Temple 

Temple 

Temple 

Thistle .. 
Thistle 



Location 

Tavistock 

Stratford 

-Thamesville 

Teeswater 

..New Liskeard 



-St. 



Catharines 
.Hamilton 
Toronto 



London 

Oshawa 

Amherstburg 

Embro 

Thunder Bay Port Arthur 



Todmorden 

Tottenham 

Transportation 

Trent 

True Blue 

True Britons . 

Tudor _._ 

Tuscan 

Tuscan _ 

Tuscan 

Tuscan 

Tuscan 

Tweed 

Twin City 

Ulster 

Union _ 

Union 

Union 

Union 

United 

Unity 

Unity 

University 

Valley 

Vaughan . 
Verulam ... 
Victoria ... 



..Todmorden 
. — Tottenham 

Toronto 

Trenton 

..Bolton 

Perth 

._ Mitchell 

...Newmarket 

London 

— Sarnia 

— -Toronto 

Hamilton 

_ Tweed 

Kitchener 

.Toronto 

Grimsby 

Napanee 

...Schomberg 
London 



Brighton 

Huntsville 

Toron to 

Toronto 

Dundas 

Maple 

Bobcaygeon 

Sarnia 

Victoria Centreville 

Victoria — Kirkfield 

Victoria Victory Harbor 

Victoria Toronto 

Victory Toronto 

Victory Chatham 

Vienna Vienna 

Vittoria Vittoria 

Wales Wales 

Walker Acton 

Walsingham Port Rowan 

Wardrope _ Hamilton 

Warren Fingal 

Washington Petrolia 

Waterdown Millgrove 

Waterloo Waterloo 

Waverley _ Guelph 

Wei lington Chatham 

Wellington Erin 

Wei 1 in gton _ Toronto 

Wentworth Stoney Creek 

Westport Westport 

Williamsburg Williamsburg 

Wi 1 mot Baden 

Wilson Toronto 

Wilson Waterford 

Windsor Windsor 

Wingham Wingham 

Xenophon _ .....Wheatley 

York _ Toronto 

Zeredatha Uxbridge 

Zeta Toronto 

Zetland Toronto 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 801 

RESTORATIONS— 1947 

2— C. L. Black. 6— C. W. Meakins, W. H McCurdy. 11— G. F. Wade, 
U. Lummiss. 15— H. Dixon, E. H. Scheetz, H. H. Glover. 16— J. Hillock, 

A. L. Pugmire. 20 — G. W. Morrison, R. J. Webster, F. Hueston, B. M. 
Currie, R. Cambridge, F. C. Wilson, K. Robert. 21A — W. Spencer. 23— 

F. C. Rodgman. 24— W. Althouse, C. G. McCann, P. A. Scott. 26— D. 

D. Spencer. 27— J. W. Gortham, W. H. Hope. 32— A. L. Finn. 34— 

E. S. Jones. 37— H. S. Richardson. 38— A. D. Walker, B. L. Farrar. 
39— T. R. Hall. 40— W. T. Fitch. 42— R. H. Smith, J. S. Hendry. 43— 
C. Burston. 44 — F. M. Holcombe. 45— W. T. Danks, K. H. Middlemiss, 
N. A. Mitson, T. G. Davis, S. Hudson. 46— A. W. Hartley, E. R. Jinks, 
T. H. Mosey, W. K. Wilde. 47—1. K. Arnott, C. W. Downes, J. Mc- 
Cauley, H. T. Johnson, J. Dewhurst. 48 — P. R. Downey, W. A. McCoy. 
55— J. S. Lucas. 56— R. G. B. Finlay. 61— J. W. MacDonald. 62— 
W. H. Moore. 64— R. Bewel. 66— W. R. S. Milligan, C. M. Chandler. 
68— R. D. Leffler. 75— W. J. Stevenson, T. A. Felstead. 76— J. R. 
Moore. 83— A. L. Johnson. 91, C. W. Wade. 92— N. G. Crothers. 96— 
J. Dunn. 97— J. Retter, J. M. McKeown. 100— J. M. Rankin, H. R. 
Howard. 103— G. R. Brooks, C. A. Gainer, G. F. Whitaker, W. F. 
Sherwin. 105— R. G. Deckert, C. F. O'Connor. 107— F. R. Shore. 109— 
J. H. Manson. 110— J. L. Drummond. 114— T. V. Tweed. 118— R. A. 
Stewart. 121— T. R. Rutherford, F. R. Rouse. 123— O. E. Smith. 125 — 

G. H. Edwards, P. C. McDonald. 126— E. A. Roberts, J. R. Smith, J. I. 
Adams. 127— A. M. Moynes, G. R. Putman. D. V. Mott. 129— W. H. 
Case. 131— R. A. Trelford, L. R. Knowles. F. H. Craig, W. V. Dixon, 

F. Piper. 133— J. Ward. 135— E. W. Snelgrove. 142— R. Winnett, R. 

B. Connor. 143— W. A. Locke. 144— W. G. Snider, C. M. Scott, D. S. 
McKenzie. 145— E. A. Budd. 146— J. H. Slade. 154— W. L. Gibson. 
156— J. F. Glanville, C. N. Wakelin, F. W. Davey. 161— A. C. Twiddy, 
W. H. Jones. 168 — S. B. McPhei-son. 170 — J. E. Kaiser, T. C. Grieve. 
174— L. Snook.J.C. M. Kirk. 177— B. Hay, A. J. R. Ash. 180— L. A. 
Garwood, A. M. Crawford, D. Airdrie. 186— D. Scott. 192— R. W. 
Kelly, H. H. Bennett. 195— G. C. Phelps. 207— M. A. McNeil. 209A— 

F. J. McWaine. 209— J. H. Manahan, S. Harper. 215— C. R. Parlia- 
ment, A. G. Crosby, H. P. L. Seymour. 218 — H. M. Dunn. 225— D. C. 
Park. 228— R. R. Ellerbeck, S. M. Smith. 233— L. B. Mathers, F. 
Russell. 242— T. G. Andress, J. Guild. 245— J. C. Yeoman. 249— J. A. 
Clarkson. 253— W. J. Burns, S. C. Michea. 254— H. P. Stephens, G. T. 
Bain, H. Whittaker, G. H. Preston. 255 — J. Kimmerly, O. H. McVean. 
258— G. H. Sunley. R. J. Nelles. A. Howcroft. 262— J. H. Shannon, 
J. Steinberg. 267— J. Hunter, N. T. W. Clements. 268 — F. Heron. 269 — 
W. H. Heath. VV. Tweedle. 270— J. Harris. 272— R. J. Passmore, M. 
Moffatt. D. Lorimer, V. F. McMurray. J. H. Moffatt. 274— D. A. 
Caughell. 279— F. Morlock, W. C. Scott. 283— H. O. Stewart, K. 
Edgecombe. 285—1. A. O. Shook, W. C. Barton. 287— D. A. N. Mc- 
Kinnon. 296— F. Nicholson. 302— H. P. Fowler. 304— J. C. Spring. 
307— R. G. Wilson. 312— B. Booth, W. Haggard. 316— N. Naylor. 319— 
H. E. Richardson. 320— G. H. Adams. 324— J. E. Hulls, E. J. Bird. 
325— M. J. Brown. 326— W. Brydson, F. A. Follett. 327— C. A. Tuckey. 
330— R. H. Williams, H. S. Cartwright. 333— J. J. Eyles. 334— J. K. 
Blair, W. B. Passmore. 339— W. C. Elliott. 341— A. W. Kirkconnell. 
J. George, R. Kirkconnell, S. L. Farley. 343— L. Hamilton. 344— W. C. 
Oliver. 345— G. Rudd, H. Downes. 346— R. L. McMillan. \V. Hesse, 
W. H. King. J. Holmes, E. M. Curtis, H. W. Rushby. 352— J. Wilson, Jr. 
359— J. A. Forrest. 362— C. E. Start, J. H. Laird. 364— C. E. Flynn. 
377— A. G. Donald, J. Doan. 380— A. J. Toll, B. W. Kennedy, N. E. S. 
Pettet. 382— T. W. Black. S. J. Ward. R. W. Saunders, W. R. Smith, 
W. W. Sones, A. Frank, W. E. Hedges. 383— A. G. Gilroy, C. L. Acres, 

C. R. Mill. 384— F. Holmes, S. A. Taylor, S. B. Bowerman. 385 — 
R. C. Kearns. 388— A. F. Little. 390— G. F. Ackert. 391— A. T. Ward. 
392— R. Johnson. S. Hayes. 403— G. M. Hawthorn. W. R. Burnie, C. H. 
Walters, Jr., R. Morrison. H. Cowling. 404— W. L. Redden. 410— 
W. R. Paterson, W. J. Thacker, R. W. Paterson, B. A. C. Watson. 
412— F. Dickson, R. McBride. 414— R. A. Aleock. 415— G. J. Ellett, 

G. C. Kirkpatrick. P. M. Yoannidis, W. C. Slater, C. H. Sweet, W. D. 
Elvish. W. A. Horton, M. Montgomery. 419 — J. E. W. Byers, W. C. 
Hewitt. 420— A. B. Cook. 422— F. D. Kingston, J. Price. 426— R. J. 
Metcalf, W. I. Earls. 427— R. W. Lent, J. Plant. 428— A. C. Heayn, 
N. W. Heayn, D. G. Johns. 429— T. Campbell. 430— W. Wright. 437— 



302 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

P. Jennings, A. E. Hillier, E. Aiken, J. Rankin. 439 — F. MacKinnon, 
440— E. R. V. Zufelt. 442— W. Maguire, S. Wilson, J. L. McKay. 444— 
J. Jennings. 446— G. F. Gillon. 447— C. E. Wicks. 448— F. Edwards. 
451— W. H. Jones. 453 — L. O. Browne, J. D. Forrest, J. G. Davidson. 
455—0. D. Lewis, S. H. Campbell. 457— G. C. Mitchell. 459 — G. R, 
Barr, C. Johnston. 461— A. Hurst. 463—0. A. Woodcock. 464— J. E. 
Bacon. 465 — G. A. Dummert. 468 — J. A. Sherman. 469 — O. F. Bochholz, 
A. A. Murray. 474— H. S. McLean. 475— T. Graham, D. W. Spence, 
H. E. Burrell. 481— S. E. Thomas. T. L. Hunt. J. C. Fox. 482— H. 
McGhe. J. E. Danford. 492— H. J. Johnston. 494— W. E. Miller. 495 — 
H. Amer, J. C. Lougheed, W. Cooper, R. E. Tilbury. 496— E. Tansley. 
497 — D. H. Alexander, W. A. Akey. 499 — A. Foulds, A. H. Hartvickson, 
C. E. Cummings. W. J. Bailey, J. W. Wyllie 500 — A. J. Dalton, A. E. 
McGraw. 505— E. R. Young, A. J. Hunt. 506— J. D. Tolman. 508— 

C. H. Sauder, W. G. Canning. 510 — A. Bromby. 513 — J. A. Robertson, 
G. W. Cline, E. H. Burritt, W. E. Louden. 519— W. W. Jacomb. 520 — 
F. C. Wilson. 521— A. Robertson, W. Griesinger, W. J. Doherty, J. G. 
Haining, C. C. Ryckman, T. M. Hamilton, J. E. Widdifield, W. S, 
Evans. W. F. Braun. 522— B. Ross. 525— S. F. Kelly. 526— F. W. H. 
Jocombe, W. O. Pickthorne, L. Johnston, T. J. Dicks. 530 — J. P. Carter, 
531— J. C. Rennie, J. E. Newburg. 532— M. D. Wallace. 533— A. Clark. 
536— J. E. Treasue. 537— C. E. Coomb, R. C. Dancy. 540— W. E. 
Burbank. 542— G. Liddle. 543— J. A. Follensbee. 545 — B. G. Labbett, 

F. P. Oliver. 546— J. Wallace, J. E. Nelson, A. W. Howard. 548— 
S. E. Campbell, W. F. Conroy. 549— A. F. Pocock. 550— A. D. Townson, 

G. Hawkins, T. B. Rankin. 552 — W. E. Buffey. 554— E. Cattle. 555 — 
W. Wood. 556— W. J. Stevens. 560— J. P. Nicholas. 562— R. Mac- 
Donald. 563— A. Kennedy, R. T. Orr. 565— A. Boyes. 566— W. S. Slinn. 
568— F. C. Prest. 570— E. C. Peavoy, L. Pequegnat. 571— P. W. Maguire, 
H. M. Coates. 572 — D. V. Ringland. 573— L. L. Luck, R. I. Clowes, 

D. H. Betts. 577— G. R. Liddle. C. Pooley, H. G. Huff. 578— W. T. 
Clark, E. E. Maybee, E. W. Hendershot. 579— E. M. Foster, W. E. 
Bean, J. A. Vick, I. Henderson, L. R. Dauberger. 580 — J. A. Glennie, 
R. W. Janes. 582— O. C. Ciipperton. 584 — J. H. P. Barnsley. 587 — 
G. N. McNeil. 588— A. Cote. 589— C. M. Chandler. 593— J. Copland, 
G. I. Dalgetty, N. Casey. 594— N. R. Bell. F. McDonald. 598— D. Mc- 
intosh. J. White, J. E. Warren. 599— A. Newbury. 601— J. H. W. 
McLellan, F. G. Mounce. 602 — J. T. Marshall. 604 — T. C. Lockeridge, 
F. Wilcock, D. Fedorick. 616— T. R. Merritt. 623— T. S. C. Fawcett. 
624— G. W. House. 628— G. D. Ward. 637— M. D. Wallace. C. J. 
Henderson. 642— D. Cartledge. 643— A. K. Charlesworth. 644— G. H. 
Minims, A. W. Pratt, G. E. Holmes, I. D. A. Specht. 647— W. Heaton. 
6J2— W. J. Earl, E. Stevenson. 

RESTORATION FROM SUSPENSION FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT 

553 — J. Edgar Shirriff. 

SUSPENSIONS— 1947 

2— R. J. Bishop. 5— D. E. Leverette. 16— T. M. Manson. 20 — R. C. 
Lewis, F. L. Barrett. 21 A— W. L. Reasbeck, J. L. Holmes. 31— A. R. 
Virgin. 33— H. T. Edwards, G. Janner. 34— D. C. Stevenson. 37— II. 
Kirshenbaum, R. A. O'Dell, W. S. Mounton, W. E. Cragg. 38— R. A. 
Dempsey. 40— A. E. Harris, C. H. Zeller, W. I. Edey. G. R. Hollings- 
head, W. T. Fitch. 42— R. Cross. 43— J. E. Lucas. 45— H. C. Walker. 
46— L. E. Evoy, G. H. Sylvester. 52— J. H. Fulcher. H. W. Hicks, H. 
Mayon. 56— J. H. Cooper. 66— F. B. Lovekin, H. F. Anderson, O. B. 
Dickinson, J. M. Parker. 68— J. McGregor. 69 — M. G. Lawson. 72— 

E. Newman, A. G. Oborne, T. H. Ferguson. 73— H. F. Switzer, R. S. 
Scott. 75— D. T. Drysdale. 88— W. E. Cornett, O. E. Jackson. R. J. 
Slade, J. M. Gauley. R. McCardle. 91— F. Cowie. 92— J. H. S. Deny, 
H. L. Clayton. 108— A. Kipp. 110— R. C. Hilborn, B. Gray. 114— G. L, 
Blodgett, E. Mayncs, G. M. Branscomhe. 121 — T. E. Ross, T. E. Johnson. 
122— P. C. Loken, G. Cook. 123— L. M. Burkhardt. J. R. Cochrane, 
H. L. Harns, C. Gatcum, C. Brown, J. M. Haig, O. E. Smith, W. White. 
A. E. Weed. J. G. Reppard. 125— T. Emmerton. E. B. Slack. R. C. 
Phillips, S. G. Burke, E. A. Kennedy. 131— P. G. Scott. 133— B. R. 



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Bartrow. 136— H. C. Quibel. J. Paterson. 139— C. W. Gamble. 141— G. H. 
Francis, J. C. Douglas, J. L. Newell. 144— N. Kidnew, L. E. Evoy. 148 — L. 
Mason. 149— G. S. Downie. 154— J. A. Fleming, H. W. Cobleigh. 161— E. J. 
Sai-son. 166— T. E. Shuttler. A. B. Hill. 172— J. Clark, L. Arthur, W. H. 
Shaw. 174— C. Gates, B. J. McCausland. 177— A. F. Deslaurier, P. W. 
Spear. 180— C. T. Kelso, G. F. Reed. 192— E. W. Ross, J. B. McKay. 
193— J. Mclnnes. 195— W. J. Campbell. 200— J. M. McGillicuddy. 215 — 
H. J. Ward. E. Adams. 221— G. Wedge, E. B. H. Butcher. 225— W. 
Brandle, A. E. Phipps, L. W. Kidd, H. S. Boyd, L. L. Hall, W. Kelly. 

0. J. Pemberton. 230— J. Oakes, R. F. Garrett, T. C. Devine, G. E. 
Flicker. C. J. Smith, N. A. White. 231— W. H. Chapman. 236— M. 
Wright. 238— J. Chambers. 249— G. W. Blackburn, C. W. Brennan, 
R. E. Preston, N. Toole. E. S. Sinclair. F. R. Hodgkins, C. E. Scott. 
W. L. Kent, M. B. John. 255— W. T. Jeffs. 259— T. I. Barnby. 263— 
A. Frayne. H. D. Nelson. 264— L. S. Thompson. 265— H. P. Elson,, G. 

A. Sparrow. 266— G. A. Sparrow. 267— W. P. Ford, G. B. Hayes, D. 
Lanfssty. R. S. McPhadden. M. Smyth, H. Wilkinson. 269— W. Tweedie. 
285— F. M. Armstrong. 287— H. E. Blair. C. Craig, C. Jackson, F. J. 
Reeve. 290— A. E. Coppen. 297— D. B. Tindall. 300— W. G. Duffin. C. 
Liddie, G. W. Bannerman. 312— B. Booth, W. W. McLellan. 316— H. C. 
Ness, C. L. Punchard, R. S. Spencer, M. E. Talmage. S. H. Wood. 325 — 
R. C. Lunn. 326— A. M. Gorrie. 329— E. V. G. Gifford. 330— M. F. 
Francis, H. A. Batten. 339 — A. B. Clayton. 341^J. George, A. 
Preston. H. Campbell. 345— A. E. Mellish, C. T. E. Coleman, W. G. 
Malmberg, R. H. Pring. 352— V. E. Neeley, C. W. West. 356 
— C. D. Evans, E. L. Bryant, W. A. Simpson, J. P. Curran, A. S. 
Arch. 360— R. W. Meeks. 367— H. B. Anderson, C. E. Barrett, J. D. 
Caldwell, R. A. Ide, D. E. McCall, G. C. Robinson. 369— A. Williams. 
372— W. Green. 378— C. H. Slater. 380— R. R. Bloom. 382— W. Taylor, 

1. B. Kirkland, H E. Mercer. C. D. Gage, H. A. Parker, W. McEdwards, 
M. L. Hai-ley, M. M. Bell. 385— R. C. Kearns, W. C. Wallwin. 388— 
M. S. Rosser. 396— J. D. Disher, C. W. Falloon, H. Kaye. 401— J. Mc- 
Avoy, G. L. Flood, R. L. Moon, A. Brooks. 403— H. B. Smith, L. R. 
Sanborn. C. Robertson. 408— H. J. H. McKelvey, M. O. Little. 417— 
J. M. Henderson. 420— E. E. Sheppard, H. G. Glover, C. H. Lord, H. L. 
Gomoll. S. C. Clement, K. W. G. Hinton. 423— G. N. Pinkerton, H. W. 
Murdock. 426— C. Winder St.. ; J. Corbett, S. Jackson, L. A. Inkster, 
C. H. Gilley. 427— W. F. Gray, G. G. Owens. 430— L. V. Cotton. 435 — 
P. C. Howard. 438— E. E. Boggs, E. W. Bramston. 439— G. N. Edwards. 
442— A. E. Caufield. 444— G. C. Ramshaw, L. M. Watson. 446— F. P. 
Holmes. T. G. J. Ogilvie. 447— W. A. Beach. 451— J. A. Young. W. H. 
Jones. 464— R. J. McCully. 474— J. H. Taylor, E. O. Wise. 475— C. G. 
Forstner. 482— S. J. Harris, A. Gunter. 487— G. B. Carmichael. 494— 
J. Fraser. 495— J. Koeppe. 496— E. A. French. 498— E. Wood. 499— 

B. H. Russell, M. McCallum. C. M. Hine. 505— G. S. Archer, S. J. 
Crooks. 519—0. Jones. 522— M. Rogul. M. B. Cash. M. Taradash. 531 — 
A. W. Grier, W. W. Kuch. 532— W. J. Baxter, E. Reading, J. G. Mc- 
Nicol, R. J. Gibson. 538— S. G. Pebworth, E. R. Parnham. 541— S. 
Vokey. J. Hannah. 544— C. D. Lampman. 548 — A. Taylor, W. N. 
Bremner. 549— W. Inman. L. E. Marchant, A. H. Bell. 550— J. T. Greig. 
551— G. L. Mizen. D. E. Mellon. 552— A. H. Rees, W. Drake, W. Haw- 
kins, W. M. Young, W. F. Allen, N. Caustan. 553 — D. Dolson. 555 — 
A. W. Kaye, L. V. McCreith. L. G. Sheppard. 560— J. C. Ritchie. J. P. 
Nicholas, R. E. Smaill. J. C. Moulton, C. H. Fox. 563 — A. A. Fleming. 
564— W. Mahon. 566— C. Angus. O. Buell. 570 — N. G. E. Tinsley. 573— 
A. F. Donald. 576— C. W. Dean. 57s— H. K. McNeilly. 579— T. Weepers, 

C. R. McKenney, L. R. Dauberger, W. H. Townsend. F. Haselden. 583— 
C. E. Young, H. R. Dancy, D. Dugdale. 587 — H. Armstrong, F. E. 
Lougheed. 593 — J. Brown, N. Casey. D.. Baity, J. A. Orme, C. J. 
Wallace. D. V. Smith, E. Brewer. 597 — R. C. T. Lewis. 598— D. Mac- 
Millan, J. A. Martel. W. J. Ballantine. 599— E. H. Fuller, J. E. Owens. 
600— W. Keeling. 601— J. Neville. 602— E. A. Thomas. 605— J. G. 
Sutherland. H. F. Bince, D. R. MacPherson. 606 — W. Darrow, O. Rinders, 
C. Campbell. A. Garbutt, R. J. Rose, G. Strain. 612— C. J. Gosden. 
616— N. Kidnew. 620 — O. S. Johnson. 623— J. Saqui. E. E. Boughton, 
M. R. Edwards. G. W. Shepherd. R. H. Armstrong. G. F. Doggett, H. S. 
Norton. C. Swift. 626 — G. T. Collinson. 629— F. A. Cripps. 631 — J. A. 
Garner. F. P. Holrms. E. A. Linton. H. Pearson. 632— J. F. R. Bell. 
J. Crawford, R. B. Ferguson. 635 — S. Smith, L. F. Sorenson. 637 — 



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W. McCaskie, J. C. High. 642— F. MacRae. 647— J. E. Wilcox, C. S, 
Johnson, M. Fielding, J. W. Bain. 651— H. Stansfield, H. J. Gleed, C. F, 
W. Varey. 652— B. C. Elliott, G. A. Watson, M. C. Elliott, K. R. Elliott. 
656 — J. N. Beveridge, D. M. Muirhead. 

SUSPENSION— UNMASONIC CONDUCT 

647 — Fred Wigmore. 

DEATHS— 1947 

2— F. J. Rowland. Mar. 4 ; C. A. Hall, Mar. 15 ; W. J. Found, May 8 ; 
A. J. Awde, Mar. 24. 3— W. J. Francis. Jan. 9 ; G. M. Mudie, Jan. 15 ; 
A. W. Cathcart, Feb. 5 ; J. J. Heap, Feb. 22. ; D. Nisbet, Mar. 8 ; A. E. 
Smart, Mar. 20 ; W. S. Coxall, Mar. 23 ; R. M. Hazelton, Apr. 11. ; T. 
Friend, Apr. 22 ; A. B. Cooke, June 17 ; J. C. Connell, Oct. 5 ; H. B. 
Lyon, July 28 ; W. G. Shaw, July 16 ; R. L. Aylesworth, July 15 ; W. S. 
Herrington, July 17 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 5 — W. G. Osmond, Jan. 
22 ; H. L. Cameron, Feb. 4 ; D. R. Mallon. Mar. 15 ; J. A. MacKenzie, 
Sept. 29 ; H. B. Coats. Dec. 15 ; E. J. Williams, Aug. 4 ; W. L. Weather- 
head, Nov. 10 ; J. A. Pennoch, Aug. 6 ; W. J. Darlyton, Sept. 30 ; W. J. 
Wooding, Nov. 1. 6— C. R. McCullough, Feb. 2 ; J. A. McMahon, Mar. 
13 ; W. Mcllroy, Mar. 13 ; F. W. Watson, Mar. 18 ; D. T. Owen, Apr. 9 ; 

J. C. Warnke, Nov. 30 ; W. P. Witton, June 9 W. H. Wardrope, June 

27 ; P. Barr, Nov. 27. 7— H. D. Culp, Jar.. 1 ; J. H. Forman. Mar. 3. 
9— J. W. Thompson, Jan. 21 ; J. E. Robinson, May 16 ; W. S. Herrington, 
July 17 ; W. T. MacKenzie, Sept. 4. 10— G. T. Swart. June 2S ; G. P. 
Desbats, Sept. 22; B. A. Bowyer, Sept. 25. 11— H. H. Stewart, Feb. 20; 
W. S. Herrington, July 17 ; W. R. Kelly, Dec. 17. 14— R. M. Anderson, 
Sept. 4. 15— E. W. Boughner, Mar. 14 ; A. Munro. Mar. 27 ; W. R. 
Hadky, Sept. 22 ; G. T. Gillingham, Nov. 1 ; M. W. Wilson, Dec. 5 ; 
M. C. Kennedy, July 25. 16— W. D. Ross, June 25 ; W. J. Stewart, June 
26 ; W. H. Wardrope, June 27 ; F. M. Simpson, Jan. 29 ; J. P. Milnes, 
Feb. 18 ; B. R. Shortt, Feb. 21 ; B. E. Ekblad, Feb. 26 ; E. J. Guy, May 
4 ; R. G. Furness, May 18 ; W. G. Sturgess. Aug. 16 ; A. H. Birmingham, 
Sept. 7 ; W. Clark, Jr., May 17 ; E. H. Dainty, Oct. 30 ; E. W. Woods, 
Nov. 22. 17— J. G. McKee, Dec. 26, 1946 ; C. A. R. Perry, May 31 ; 
J. Gillard, Oct. 16 ; J. Bolton, Sept. 5 ; W. A. Johnson, July 1. 18 — 
N. Allison, Feb. 23 ; J. J. MacDonald, May 22 ; F. E. Walden, Oct. 3 ; 
G. A. Welch. Nov. 23. 20— W. Vaughan, Mar. 4 ; R. Skeggs, Mar. 8 ; 
E. Gerry, Nov. 30 ; A. Trott, Dec. 17 ; H. Parnell, Nov. 13. 21A— D. A. 
Fraser, Mav 12 ; J. A. McKinnon, Aug. 30 ; M. J. McRae, Dec. 13. 22 — 
H. O. Jackson, June 12 ; G. Carruthers, Apr. 1 ; J. Dodds, Dec. 10 ; C. R. 
Gordon, Sept. 7 24— R. Curtiss, Jan. 29 ; F. D. Hall, May 30 ; G. 
Snider, June 6 ; C. W. Duncalfe, Feb. 18 ; J. McCouan. July 22 ; O. C. 
Connerty. July 5 ; H. F. Caloren, Nov. 17 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 
25 — H. B. Anderson, May 21 ; A. E. Bastedo, June 26 ; D. T. Owen, Apr. 
9 ; S. Johnston, Apr. 14 ; G. H. Qouinlock, June 30 ; J. R. Roaf, Oct. 9 ; 
W. S. Jackson, July 8 ; E. P. Beatty, Oct. 17 ; V. R. Smith, Nov. 21 ; 
W. J. Harvey. Oct. 1. 27— E. Morwick, Nov. 30, 1946; J. A. MacDonald, 
May 6 ; H. W. Linton, Feb. 16 ; W. W. Godard, Mar. 16 ; J. N. Dalley, 
Mar. 31 ; W. L. Murray, Mar. 10 ; H. W. Marsgall, Jan. 16 ; H. E. 
Watkins, July 2 ; R. D. Hunt, Aug. 5 ; A. Hobson, July 12 ; H. M. 
Smith, Sept. 1 ; C. H. Playfair, Aug. 13. 28— R. L. Brown, Oct. 17. 
29— H. E. Spafford, Jan. 13 ; D. D. Ratcliffe. Aug. 21 ; H. P. Coulter, 
Aug. 18 ; V. Cou'.ter. Sept. 3 ; F. T. Torgas, Sept. 28. 30— S. K. Keown, 
Apr. 29 ; W. Bunn, Nov. 5 ; M. M. Gibson. Sept. 9 ; C. H. French. July 24 ; 
E. G. Lamb, Oct. 15. 31— J. Lyle, Jan. 4 ; T. A. Garton, Mar. 30 ; F. 
Rogers, July 15 ; J. J. Mascn. Oct 21 ; A. A. L. Nichols, Nov. 22. 32 — 
S. McKechnie, Apr. 7 ; J. W. Allan, Sept. 4. 33— E. D. Brown, May 16 ; 
C. E. Robinson, Nov. 18. 34— A. W. McGee, Dec. 17 : E. R. Pearce, 
Dec. 3. 35— W. L. Colling, Mar. 5: M. H. Jarrett. Mar. 2. 37— E. Nott, 
May 4 : F. B. Foley. Oct. 16. 38— W. G. Schi iver. Apr. 6 ; H. E. Mayhew, 
June 8 ; T. L. Shaw, June 1 ; J. S. Berry. Oct. 2 : A. A. Saylor. Dec. 11. 
39 — F. C. Harrison, Mar. 26 : R. R. McLauprhlin, Sept. 4. 40— J. Connell, 
Jan. 6 ; J. J. Bennett, Jan. 20 ; F. H. Baker, Mar. 10 ; R. H. Cummer, 
Mar. 18 ; W. T. Armour, Apr. 24 ; F. M. Barnard. May 21 ; A. H. Walkin- 
shaw. May 23 ; N. J. Clark, June 2 ; W. H. Wardrope, June 27 ; E. J. 



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Wheatley, July 15 ; A. McKenzie, Oct. 1 ; J. F. Bremner, Oct. 10 ; R. J. A. 
Curry, Oct. 29 ; A. T. Waddell, Nov. 18 ; J. S. Barr. Dec. 9 ; W. J. 
Belford, Dec. 13. 41— C. C. Scott, Mar. 18 ; B. Jasperson, Nov. 5. 42 — 
H. E. Parker, May 27. 43— R. A. Webber, Jan. 15 ; J. E. Coulter, Apr. 
23 ; R. E. Arnup, Apr. 21 ; H. M. Mcintosh, May 29 ; W. Hodges, July 1 ; 
C. V. Tisdale. July 16 ; W. Tilford, July 24 : D. W. Warrender, July 5 ; 
G. Harvey, Sept. 30 ; C. Burston. Nov. 8 ; A. G. Ede, Nov. 12 ; H. 
Maginnis, Nov. 23 ; W. Coombs, Dec. 6. 44 — P. H. Mulvey, Feb. 7 ; G. 
A. Hubert, Aug. 4 ; P. Mclnnis, Sept. 14 ; J. H. Vail, Oct. 17 ; J. Giles, 
Nov. 15 ; A. A. Luton, Nov. 17 ; E. H. Flach, Nov. 30. 45— D. P. Mc- 
Donald. Jan. 3 ; A. E. Careswell, Jan. 3 ; E. P. Park, Apr. 23 ; A. P. 
Fairchild, May 21 ; G. B. Ramsay, May 23 ; F. C. Thomson, June 7 ; 
R. Welsh. Aug. 18 ; A. K. T. Humble, Dec. 12. 46— W. J. McCall, Jan. 
13 ; H. H. Anderson, Apr. 7 ; W. R. Cameron, Sept. 29. 47— A. E. 
Kerr, Feb. 1 ; J. H. Stead, Feb. 18 ; C. S. Dunnett, Jan. 5 ; A. M. Wright, 
June 27 ; W. M. Biggar, Apr. 23 ; E. J. Titus, May 23 ; W. H. Wharton, 
June Tl : W. O. Austin, Oct. 29 ; E. C. Maedal, July 30 ; G. Brown, July 
S ; W. W. Powers, Oct. 17 ; T. Hope, Sept. 9 ; J. Garrick, Dec. 27 ; M. R. 
Papst. Sept. 10. 48 — M. Bristol, no date ; A. Corrigal, no date ; S. A. 
Chamoers, no date ; E. T. Lumb, no date ; J. McCaw, June 26 ; W. H. 
Nugent, June 23 ; A. Sherman, no date ; S. F. Weaver, no date ; A. R. 
Wright, no date ; W. T. White, no date ; S. West, Jan. 26 ; A. McKenzie. 
Oct. 28 ; J. Best, Sept. 2. 50— W. M. Carley, Nov. 5. 52 — H. W. Argue, 
Jan. 19 ; G. F. Adamson. Sept. 5 ; G. M. Marshall. Oct. 20 ; R. C. Peden, 
Aug. 4 ; R. Johnston, Oct. 24 ; E. W. Borvridge, Dec. 10 . 54— P. Waters, 
Mar. 25. 55 — J. H. K. Merrick, presumed dead ; G. R. Louis, Mar. 6 ; 
C. R. dePencier, May 19. 56— E. J. Blake, Apr. 13 ; A. E. McDonald, 
Jan. 20 ; T. M. Cowan, Mar. 22 ; T. Knapp, Nov. 2 ; D. Burwell, Sept. 10 ; 

C. E. Cooper, Nov. 2. 57 — F. A. Weylie. June 15 ; W. H. Wardrope, 
June 27. 58 — A. L. Foster, Jan. 12 ; J. A. Lamb, Jan. 12 ; H. Ward, 
Feb. 14 ; R. T. Davis, Apr. 13 ; F. C. Elford, Apr. 29 ; L. A. S. Stewart, 
May 5 ; E. S. Macphail, May 9 ; A. H. Stirling, July 16 ; W. H. Graham, 
Sept. 10 ; J. H. Dooley, Oct. 20 ; A. D. MacCallum, Nov. 14 ; R. C. 
Smith, Nov. 17 ; G. A. Conley, Dec. 15. 61— H. E. Clark, Jan. 15 ; H. 
G. Henry, Jan. 17 ; R. C. Anderson, Feb. 17 ; J. W. VanSickle, Feb. 28 ; 
W. F. Mundell, Mar. 10; W.. Morrison, Mar. 16; F. E. Perney, Apr. 29; 
R. H. Simpson, May 23 ; A. E. Thrasher, June 7 ; W. H. Wardrope, June 

27 ; A. Weir, July 11 ; D. A. Moir, July 15 ; F. W. Wilson, Sept. 6 ; 
J. McKay, Oct. 3 ; J. E. Harding, Oct. 5 ; J. E. Thornton, Oct. 25 ; 
A. D. Forrester, Nov. 16; J. M. Luxton, Nov. 27; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 

28 ; C. P. Rason, Dec. 6 ; A. Griffin, Dec. 13. 62— A. McCauley, Mar. 6 ; 

D. Z. Graham, June 26. 63— S. E. Stewart, Feb. 28 ; J. H. Shiels, Apr. 

29 ; J. H. Bennett, May 8 ; W. C. Nichols, Apr. 10 ; W. M. Cameron, 
Aug. 9 ; T. E. Dowe, Dec. 27. 64 — J. Ryckman, Apr. 30 ; W. H. Skinner, 
Aug. 14 ; L. E. McGugan, Nov. 11 ; J. C. Doidge, Dec. 12 ; N. A. Brown, 
Aug. 26. 65— C. W. Parker, Jan. 20 ; W. P. Thompson, Feb. 7 ; G. H. 
Mitchell, May 25 ; C. Sawden, June 1 ; W. H. Stainton, July 15 ; J. E. A. 
Wills, July 27 ; W. H. Hewitt, Aug. 25 ; G. M. Gallow, Nov. 17 ; J. T. 
Hutson, Dec. 22 ; E. F. Lynn, presumed dead. 66 — W. H. Anderson, 
Oct. IS. 68— J. H. Martin, Nov. 17 ; A. Knights, Oct. 4. 69— B. O. 
Scott, Apr. 23. 72— D. J. Fleming, Jan. 14 ; C. C. Stauffer, Nov. 19 ; 
R. S. Hamilton, Dec. 19. 73— T. L. Sinclair, May 27 ; W. J. Stafford, 
Mar. 7 ; W. H. Easterbrook, Oct. 4 ; R. Crone, Sept. 14. 74— H. M. 
Cowan. Aug. 4 ; J. A. Throop, Aug. 30 ; W. L. Bain, Nov. 1 ; S. C. 
Easton. Nov. 29. 75 — W. Robertson, Apr. 17 ; C. E. Disher, Apr. 18 ; 
W. S. Herrington, July 17 ; J. Rogerson, Oct. 4 ; G. W. Harris, Nov. 29. 
76— C. R. Cole, Feb. 12 ; G. J. McGuire, Mar. 25 ; D. Ross, Mar. 28 ; 
A. L. Scott, Sept. 16. 77— R. J. N. Wells, Jan. 1 ; G. Fisher, Jan. 31 ; 
G. W. Hall, Feb. 12 ; R. G. Robertson. Feb. 15 ; T. Wilson, June 30 ; 
C. G. Frost, June 8 ; J. A. Brown, Oct. 16 ; T. J. Tilly. Dec. 13 ; K. B. 
Sylvester, Oct. 2 ; H. Wilson, Aug. 23. 78— S. G. Vance, May 16 ; T. W. 
Hobbs, Nov. 26. 79— H. Bannerman, Oct. 12 ; A. Gore, Oct. 26. 81— N. 
McGugan, Feb. 4 ; G. E. Longfield, Mar. 7 ; G. E. Waters, Mar. 13 ; J. A. 
McNeil, Apr. 3 ; S. R. McVitty, Apr. 20. 82— J. Harold. Feb. 16 ; L. 
Cross. Mar. 26 ; S. Knill. Dec. 24. 83— S. Evans, Dec. 23. 84—0. R. 
Alcock, Apr. 18 ; N. B. Nickerson, Mar. 24 ; J. R. Castle, Nov. 14. 85— 
E. S. Earl, Aug. 11. 86— G. F. Golby, June 13 ; A. B. Cook, June 20 ; 
A. Anderson, Aug. 4 ; F. Nelson, Oct. 18 ; R. A. Greer, Nov. 2. 87 — 
E. Kirk. Jan. 23 ; W. Dark, Sept. 13 ; E. W. Clark, Oct. 22 ; J. Torrance. 
Dec. 3. 88— J. A. White, Feb. 26 ; W. J. Campbell. Sept. 2 ; R. Mc- 



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Keen, Aug. 17 ; A. Campbell, presumed dead ; T. Young, presumed dead ; 
N. Hammond, presumed dead ; G. W. McQuay, presumed dead ; P. T. 
Wiggins, presumed dead ; M. W. Richardson, presumed dead. 90 — T. S. 
Collins, May 3; E. Walkinshaw, June 4 ; J. L. McClure, May 9 ; W. J. 
Hawman, Sept. 17. 91 — W. H. Knight, June 23 ; A. E. Admas, Jan. 8 : 
A. J. Terrill. Jan. 27 ; J. R. Hancock, Mar. 10 ; J. F. Wilson, May 27 ; 
J. E. McDonald, May 30 ; A. G. Willousrhby, Sept. 30. 92— J. M. Kennedy, 
Feb. 21 ; T. J. Hanson, July 4 ; T. Gordon. July 6 ; J. Pidgeon, July 7 ; 

E. E. Cain, Aug. 19 ; H. M. Robertson, Oct. 11 ; W. J. Eva, Oct. 18 ; 
A. E. Kelso. Dec. 2S ; M. M. Kent, Dec. 28. 93— R. Ross, Jan. 7 ; E. P. 
Fox, Jan. 31 ; T. R. Reed, Feb. 3 ; T. L. Gledhill, July 19 ; J. R. Ritchie, 
Aug. 5 ; A. Palmer, Dec. 10 ; D. Campbell, Dec. 16 ; C. E. MacPherson, 
Dec. 27. 94 — A. McDonald, May 7 ; A. S. Taylor, June 25 ; N. J. Hatha- 
way, Dec. 4 ; D. G. Brown, Dec. 6. 96— E. R. Tyrer, May 7 ; G. H. 
Esten, June 25 ; J. F. Cornish. Aug. 9 ; W. T. Maguire, Dec. 10 ; W. F. 
Catlin, Dec. 19. 97— G. H. Armstrong, Mar. 21 ; R. J. Stork, July 29. 
98— R. A. Dick, Oct. 24. 99— F. W. Pannacker, June 13 ; F. L. Barker, 
July 26. 100— J. B. Bertram, June 7 ; H. A. Ford, Aug. 10 ; H. A. 
Dance, Sept. 16 ; R. C. Dickson, Nov. 21 ; W. W. McFarlane, Nov. 22. 
101— J. Welsh, Jan. 9 ; M. E. Shaver, Jan. 22 ; J. F. Strickland, Mar. 25 ; 
S. T. Medd. May 29 ; F. E. Kerr, June 8 ; J. C. Telford. July 6 ; E. A. 
Peck, July IS; T. F. Matthews. Nov 22. 103— J. V. Cavers, Jan. 11; 
W. H. Yielding, Apr. 1 ; N. W. Byard, Apr. 16 ; H. Wildgust, Dec. 30. 
104— H. F. Bickford, Sept. 20 ; R. Gray, Dec. 6. 105— C. E. Willox, July 
29 ; J. P. Scott, Oct. 3 ; B. B. Gunning. Nov. 6 ; T. E. Watson, Nov. 21 ; 
W. E. McCredie, Dec. IS. 106— W. Creighton, Dec. 10 ; R. W. Carnrike, 
Dec. 1"7. L. E. Courtnage, Dec. 4. 107— J. W. Merriam, Mar. 20 ; C. 
Parsons, July 19. 109— E. Trousdale, Jan. 26 ; D. Walker, Mar. 27 ; 
W. A. Babcock, May 26 ; C. A. Knapp, June 1 ; T. H. Watson, Sept. 18 ; 
J. A. Wells, Dec. 1 ; H. J. Porter, Dec. 17. 110— C. H. Ranson, May 30 ; 
J. W. Ault, Apr. 10 ; H. M. Perkins, Nov. 17 ; S. J. Vosburgh, Dec. 19. 
113— W. Lorimer, July 16 ; H. L. Rammage, Oct. 10. 114— J. N. Mc- 
Bride, Jan. 2 ; E. B. Hyne, May 15 ; R. Martin, June 19 ; C. M. Roberts, 
July 26 ; A. J. Rose, Sept. 7 ; A. W. George, Dec. 9 ; R. J. Edmunds, 
Nov. 13.. 115— D. A. Hansel, Feb. 25; W. R. High, June 4 ; D. F. 
Robertson, June 14 ; M. D. Kennedy, Feb. 24 ; F. J. Franklin, Nov. 10 ; 
C. W. Elmore, Aug. 12. 118— D. Monkman, May 24. 119— O. D. 
Thurston, May 21 ; W. S. Morrow, June 6 ; W. W. Hawley, Apr. 6. 120 — 

F. C. Guest, Oct. 17. 121— A. G. McWhirter, Jan. 10 ; C. J. Ricker, 
Jan. 20 ; M. W. Moyer, Feb. 7 ; N. F. MaeDonald, Feb. 22 ; A. K. Houston, 
Jan. 20 ; C. Coles, Mar. 20 ; W. S. Clark, Apr. 13 ; W. A. Tipper, Apr. 24 ; 
J. Billette, May 9 ; C. J. Bowes, May 16 ; W. J. Wood, July 27 ; G. S. 
Bennett, Aug. 2 ; L. E. Rashleigh, Sept. 3 ; C. C. Cariss. Sept. 8 ; J. H. 
Muir, Nov. 8 ; W. H. Ingles, Nov. 29. 122— D. McLaren, Oct. 3 ; J. A. 
Jamieson, Nov. 6. 123 — J. E. Dixon, Apr. 12; W. Stephenson, Mar. 14; 

A. E. Thrasher, June 7 ; J. E. Robinson, June 10 ; F. Cooke, Nov. 20 ; 
H. A. Scallon, Nov. 4. 125— E. T. Lacey, May 9 ; H. B. Fetterley, May 
12 ; G. D. Gillie. Nov. 16 ; 126— E. A. Bell, Mar. 10 ; G. C. Clarke, no 
date ; C. B. Williams, Mar. 5 ; W. J. Armstrong, July 9. 127 — E. A. 
Bell, Mar. 2 ; D. R. Nicolson, Sept. 20 : G. N. Rogers. Dec. 8. 129— 

G. G. Leary, Jan. 24 ; H. C. McRae, May 3 ; O. N. Birchard, May 20 ; 
N. E. Eade, May 28. 131— N. Murray, Sept. 30. 133— C. E. Zurbrigg, 
May 9 ; E. M. Digman, Nov. 17 ; S. F. Reed. Dec. 2. 135— G A. Kennedy, 
June 23 ; H. A. McLean, Oct. 1. 136— J. W. Ratcliff, Mar. 19. 137— G. 

B. Carnahan, Dec. 26. 139— J. A. Wilson, Feb. 22 ; D. A. Valleau, Mar. 
4 ; C. E. Souch, Mar. 16 ; H. C. Lander, May 12 ; D. Campbell, May 17 ; 
N. H. Manning, Aug. 21 ; H. I. Sutcliffe, Sept. 28 ; W. E. N. Sinclair, 
Nov. 26 ; A. A. Larmer, Dec. 28. 140— J. L. Millard, Mar. 30 ; J. L. 
Anger. Nov. 9. 141—0. W. Reed, May 31 ; W. J. Rodgers, June 4 ; G. 
G. Tuer, Nov. 17. 142— C. H. Casselman, Nov. 19. 143— A. L. Feader, 
Jan. 7 ; I. W. Beckstead, Mar. 30 ; A. E. Chappel, Sept. 17 ; O. Strader, 
Oct. 27. 144— G. L. Money. Jan. 30 ; E. A. Etherington, May 7 ; S. H. 
Weir, May 9 ; N. R. Allen, May 7 ; P. A. McPhee, Nov. 21 ; C. Watson. 
Dec. 1 ; W. G. Ford. Dec. 11. 145— C. Thorndyke, Apr. 30. 147— H. W. 
Lundy, Aug. 26 ; W. M. Johnson, Dec. 4. 148 — S. J. Chapleau, Feb. 
25 ; E. W. Harrison, Mar. 15 ; G. P. Hatton, Apr. 25 ; P. A. Taverner, 
May 9 : C. A. Staite, July 6 ; R. S. Harrison, Nov. 20 ; J. N. Ingersoll, 
Dec. 6. 149— R. McLean, June 3 ; W. A. Ferguson, May 12 ; N. M. 
Thompson, Dec. 21 ; J. H. Mitchell, Sept. 7 ; W. B. Matheson, Aug. 8. 
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24 ; J. Milhausen, Sept. 18 ; W. Uffelman, Oct. 3 : H. H. MacDonald, 

Nov. 10. 153— C. Hodgins, Oct. 20. 154 — G. Bawden, June 29. 155 — 

T. J. Main. Feb. 17; C. H. Mitchell, Feb. 12; J. F. Madgett, Mar. 17; 

W. D. Campbell. Mar, 21; F. L. White, May 22; E. N. Welsh, June 2; 

A. E. Saunders, July 21 ; B. D. MacLean, July 23 ; G. Spicer, Dec. 10 ; 

H. Abramson, Oct. 25 ; N. S. Courtney, Sept. 14. 156 — S. P. Brodie, May 

26; P.. McGarrie, June 2; H. Hinds, June 14; C. M. Hinchliffe, July 16; 

A. J. Broun, July 20 ; A. A. Ellis, Aug. 2 ; C. R. Bridges, Sept. 16 ; 

G. L. Jennings, Oct. 23 ; G. Gillespie, Nov. 19 ; S. W. Reynolds, Aug. 13 ; 

G. W. Chadwick. Dec. 5. 157— F. S. Young, Aug. 28. 158— R. J. 
• Armstrong. July 29 ; J. A. Shortt, Sept. 13. 159 — H. Hutton, Mar. 12. 

161— G. R. Mitchell, Apr. 7 ; H. Reynolds, Oct. 20. 162— J. Armstrong. 

Mar. 22 ; E. W. Carson. July 7. 164— C. J. Pierson, Aug. 21. 165— R. 

Broom, Jan. 22 ; S. Livingstone, July 9 : A. C. Ferguson, Sept. 24 ; A. H. 

Speers, Sept. iO. 166— J. Milne, Feb. 2 ; W. M. Reid, Apr. 11 ; J. T. 

Bridge, May 14 ; B. Piott, Oct. 1 ; L. McDougall. Sept. 28 ; J. A. M. Ling, 

Sept. 20. 168— A. T. McClement, Dec. 27. 1946 ; R. T. Curtin, Mar. 8 ; 

J. McNiece, Mar. 2o ; M. F. Stewart, May 4 ; D. H. Herdman, July 8 ; 

A. B. Cudlipp, July 15 ; H. C. Casper, Sept. 6 ; W. Miller. Oct. 19 ; C. 

Southworth, Aug. 30. 169— C. E. Steele, Mar. 12 ; S. R. Preston, Mar. 

22 ; J. T. Myler, Apr. 12 ; A. Wheable, June 3 ; D. H. Farrar, June 7 ; 

F. R. Johnson, July 11 ; E. W. Rudd, Aug. 24 ; W. Wehlann, Sept. 23 ; 
\V. C. Delatre. Dec. 13. 170— K. E. Jackson. Feb. 13. 172— L. B. 

Henderson, Aug. 20. 174— F. Moulton, Feb. 25 ; W. O. Frankllin, Aug. 2. 
177 — F. H. Honeywell, Jan. 9 : W. K. Eastman, Mar. 1 ; R. Bateman, 

Apr. 15 ; D. Sutherland, Mar. 29 ; W. Esdale, June 21 ; T. H. Mansell, 

Aug. 18 ; J. S. McAdam, Sept. IS ; W. R. G. Morrison. Sept. 30 ; H. C. 

White, Dec. 2 ; L. L. Bryant, Dec. 31. 180— L. Wood. Feb. 28 ; R. T. 
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H. Harwood, Sept. 15 ; W. S. Smith, Nov. 9 ; A. E. Cornell, Dec. 5. 
181— F. S. McBride. Aug. 27. 184— W. J. Crawford. June 23; C. Decker. 

Dec. 6 ; R. Irwin, Dec. 15 ; S. Murchison, Dec. 25. 1S5 — F. W. Overend, 
July 21. 1>6— G. A. Ryan. Jan. 6 ; J. H. Mcintosh, Mar. 1 ; A. E. 
James. Mar. 12 ; D. N. Dwyer, Sept. 26. 190— E. G. Legg, Apr. 26. 192 — 

J. McBeth, June 19; I. E. Clark, Mar. 2; A. Thomson. June 14; R. B. 
Harle, Feb. lo ; T. King. Mar. 13: \V. H. Priddlle. Dec. 13; W. W. Mc- 
Biin, July 26 : W. Calver, July 2. 193 — G. Hilborn, Apr. 22. 194 — 
T. Bicknell. Feb. 17; A. Kirkpatrick. Mar. 7 ; R. H. Clarke, Apr. 15; 
H. J. Lett, Mar. 25 ; M. D. McKenzie, Aug. 3 ; B. Simpkins, Nov. 4. 
195 — H. T. Reason, Jan. 2 ; J. Wearing, Mar. 28 ; R. H. Mackie, Jan. 23 ; 
C. H. Beard. Aug. 22 ; R. S. Grindley, Nov. 20 ; W. N. Humphries, Oct. 10 ; 

J. F. Giffen. Dec. 6. 196— G. D. Moles, May 3 ; M. McLaren, Apr. 16. 
197— F. H. Arscott, Mar. 19. 2 ■..>.>— J. A. Robertson, July 11 ; R. G. 
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J. T. Bayson. Apr. 12: E. H. Brown, Oct 14; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 
207 — D. J. McGregor, Feb. 10 ; W. Dewar, Nov. 13 ; T. O. McLaren, 
209A— R. W. Atkinson, Feb. 12; E. W. N. Eardley, Feb. 20; 
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Jan. 13 ; W. A. Donaldson. July 8 ; A. Grigg, Dec. 9 ; H. W. Meek, Dec. 14 
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25; T. J. Dempster. Jan. IS; A. W. Maybee, Mar. 10; H. R. Welch, Apr. 
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219— J. N. Newton. Nov. 1. 221— S. J. Edmonds, June 9 ; G. A. Dabold, 
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21 ; L. S. O'Connor. Oct. 4 ; M. Upper, July 17 ; J. K. Greenfield, Nov. 16 ; 
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Tl : J. Bollton. Oct. 21. 225— F. P. Anderson, July 10 ; R. A. Seaman, 
July 20; G. D. Durv,ard, Nov. 16. 228— G. A. Gates, Dec. 27. 2'9— 
N. J. McLeod, Mar. 27 ; L. W. Black, July 5. 230— C. Jeff* Mar" 4 • 
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231 — W. J. M. Morrison, Jan 5 ; G. G. Nettleton, Jan. 13 ; H Weber 
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Smith, Apr. 24 ; L. F. Boyd, June 4 ; F. B. Hogg, Nov. 10. 235— J. H. 
Turner, Oct. 2 ; G. McKay, Nov. 5. 236— H. C. Black, Aug. 26 ; T. J. 
Dawson, Oct. 6. 237— T. Mabee, Sept. 13. 238— C. R. Hudgins, July 23. 
239 — E. L. Emerson, Jan. 28 : W. L. Sills, Feb. 12 ; E. P. Lawrence, 
Apr. 14 ; E. Carter, Aug. 28 ; G. W. Woodhouse, Nov. 21 ; S. B. Rollins, 
Dec. 13. 242— W. G. Burnham, June 13 ; L. H. Fisher, Oct. 21 ; C. W. 
Mallory, Nov. 10. 243— E. J. Gordon, July 13. 245— G. A. Boothroyd, 
Feb. 21 ; G. A. Dabald, Apr. 8. 247— H. B. Anderson, May 21 ; H. S. 
Austin, May 28; W. S. S. Jackson, July 8; T. Reid, Nov. 13; P. M. 
Anderson, Dec. 12. 249— A. D. H. Hagar, June 7 ; W. D. Ross, Feb. 24 ; 
D. G. Dobson, Feb. 8 ; D. O. Gerow. June 18 ; J. Wilkinson, Dec. 7 ; 
J. Hindman, Oct. 2. 250— A. M. Forbes, June 11. 253— G. H. Cassel- 
man, Mar. 22 ; O. F. Cook, Mar. 28 ; L. W. Williams, Apr. 18 ; P. M. 
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Nov. 4 ; H. T. Henderson, Nov. 8 ; J. H. Newns, Dec. 17 ; H. P. Stephens, 
Aug. 15 ; J. E. Breach, July S. 255— S. McVean, May 29 ; S. J. Brown, 
Nov. 15. 256 — A. Vance, Nov. 23. 257 — W. McQueen, Feb. 7 ; H. Messett. 
Apr. 10 ; L. B. Henderson, Aug. 20. 258— S. Hill, Feb. 28 ; W. H. Con- 
way, Mar. 19 ; C. R. Penfold, Nov. 4 ; D. Barclay, Apr. 22. 259— T. A. 
Ronson, Apr. 17 ; H. W. Pressey, July 3 ; T. White, July 5 ; R. J. Firby, 
Dec. 1. 260 — H. McPherson, Apr. 25 ; J. Copeland, May 31 ; G. A. 
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263— A. J. Thomas, May 10 ; A. H. Bannister, Sept. 9. 264— J. McCulloch, 
Apr. 22 ; E. C. Banks, Apr. 11 ; S. R. Banning, Jan. 29 ; W. O. Graburn, 
Jan. 18 ; C. A. Boggs, Jan. 11 ; R. Davies, Dec. 20 ; H. W. Nichol, Aug. 
8 ; T. H. Woods, Sept. 12 ; J. H. Everest, Nov. 12 ; T. Ferguson, Nov. 28. 
265— S. Davies, June 30 ; F. J. Haseldon, Feb. 14. 266— P. Glenn, Feb. 7 ; 
J. Campbell, Apr. 18 ; C. H. Cauthers, Oct. 18. 267— W. H. Clements, 
Mar. 22 ; T. J. Crouch, Mar. 25 ; T. W. Mawhinney, May 17 ; T. Wagen- 
heim, Feb. 4 ; W. E. McNelly, Aug. 4. 268— J. H. Stinson, Jan. 20 ; H. 
Mark, Sept. 26 ; W. J. Thomas, Aug. 26. 269— B. E. Ekblad, Feb. 26. 
270— E. Pawley, Feb. 18 ; F. W. Brown, Mar. 8 ; T. H. Dunlop, June 14 ; 
J. I. Foy, July 8 ; R. D. Kerby, Sept. 24 ; F. L. Henry, Oct. 19. 271— 
J. Willis, June 26 ; J. A. Ashley, June 23 ; O. J. Walker, Nov. 3. 272 — 
R. Ferguson. Sept. 20 ; W. W. Sharp, Oct. 18 ; F. A. McMillan. Aug. 20 ; 
M. R. Smith, Dec. 30, 1946. 274— W. J. Campbell, Apr. 24 ; H. Culp, 
Feb. 14 ; J. C. Bentley, June 1 ; N. H. Cooper, Oct. 8 ; H. C. Nichols. 
Oct. 24 ; E. H. Dawson, July 21. 277— G. A. McArthur, Feb. 6 ; J. A. 
Dyke, Feb. 28 ; F. J. Sutton, Nov. 15 ; A. A. Craise, Nov. 27. 279^J. F. 
Kahli, Apr. 6 ; J. F. Greig, June 21 ; F. A. Calvert, Aug. 6 ; W. G. 
Hutchison, Nov. 11. 282— J. Johnson, Jan. 23. 283— E. H. Tickell, June 6 ; 
C. N. Sulman, Dec. 2 ; W. H. Gerrie, Nov. 5 ; J. M. Tufts, Oct. 12. 284— 
P. Ament, Oct. 16 ; E. R. Anient, Sept. 20. 286— J. H. McKay, Jan. 24 ; 
T. Y. Smith, Feb. 23 ; A. H. McAvoy, Oct. 8 ; K. MacLean, Dec. 1. 287 — 
S. H. Knauss, Jan. 8 ; W. H. Foote, Feb. 9 ; H. W. Cross, Mar. 3 ; R. F. 
Rourke, June 4 ; J. V. W. Parker, June 11 ; J. R. Haskell, June 14 ; 
A. E. Carslake, July 10 ; C. B. Montgomery, Oct. 29 ; C. E. Theobalds, 
Dec. 7. 290— E. Dieffenbach, Jan. 21 ; F. Harrison, Sr., Apr. 9 ; G. 
Whaley, May 1 ; R. Dunphy, June 30 ; R. Simpson, Dec. 22. 292— D. G. 
Paton, Jan. 4. 294— A. W. Steel, Mar. 26 ; W. H. P. Drew, Apr. 5 ; J. 
H. Stothers, Aug. 3 ; H. M. Leitch, Nov. 10. 295— G. E. Aitchason, 
Mar. 19 ; J. S. Malcolmson, Sept. 20. 296— R. Saxton, Feb. 5 ; C. A. 
Boyle, May 23 ; W. H. Troup, May 26 ; D. L. Smith, June 21 ; R. R. 
Lane, Oct. 13 ; G. E. Wiley, Oct. 27 ; R. O. Stevens, Nov. 10 ; J. M. 
McBride, Nov. 16 ; W. H. Paterson, Dec. 9. 297— W. J. Robbins, June 7 ; 
S. Davies, Feb. 11 ; H. L. Dawson, Sept. 6 ; P. Barnhardt, Sept. 18. 299— 
E. W. W. Lochhead, July 20. 300— H. M. McFadden, Apr. 12 ; W. T. 
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11; H. T. Gough, Feb. 22; F. Harding, Jan. 2; G. Whitworth, Aug. 1; 
W. Clark, Nov. 21. 303— J. S. Scott, Apr. 14. 304— C. T. Moore, Jan. 
27 ; G. W. Hewson, Aug. 18 ; A. J. Webb, Sept. 6 ; H. E. Irving, Nov. 26. 
305 — W. J. Wing, Dec. 15, 1946 ; G. A. Peck, May 23 ; W. J. Polllett, 
June 25 ; A. S. Boulton, July 22 ; W. J. Anketell, Sept. 23 ; J. Hamshaw, 
Nov. 4 ; A. J. Barker, Dec. 20 ; B. J. Phillips, Dec. 23 ; N. P. Mackay, 
Dec. 25. 307— J. A. Mcintosh, June 14. 311— W. Wilson, Oct. 31. 312— 
R. Sutherland, Mar. 23 ; W. Hockin, July 23. 313— J. P. Isbister, Feb. 
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28; W. E. Root, June 3; R. Doherty, July 11. 315 — G. Neeb, Feb. 4. 
316— G. E. Stephenson, Dec. 27, 1946 ; M. C. McGregor, Mar. 3 ; C. J. 
Quarrington, Jan. 7 ; J. Storr, Apr. 30 ; G. H. Mitchell, May 26 ; C. J. 
Tidy, Sept. 24 ; W. M. Stephens, Oct. 18. 319— D. N. Almas, Feb. 26 ; 
A. J. Hunter, Nov. 19. 321 — H. S. Austin, May 28 ; J. B. MacKenzie, 
Oct. 5. 322— D. McLauchlan. July 26 ; E. Rankin, Dec. 16. 323— W. L. 
McCarter, Jan. 4 ; E. R. Hoag, Nov. 21 ; D. E. Livingstone, Nov. 5. 
324— W. D. Jolley, Apr. 30 ; R. G. Harkness, Apr. 9 ; W. H. Wardrope, 
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12 ; M. R. Bi-yson, June 27 ; A. J. Kennedy, Dec. 30 ; R. H. Foster, Oct. 
17 ; J. Omand, Aug. 11 ; C. W. Stephens, Nov. 18 ; F. W. Moore, Dec. 8 ; 
R. Cade, July 14 ; F. Dunkerley, Oct. 6. 326— C. B. Lowndes, Apr. 27 ; 
W. E. Davidson, Dec. 18, 1946 : G. C. Crean, Feb. 5 ; A. J. Mitchell, 
Apr. 12 ; H. J. S. Dennison, May 20 ; G. H. Armstrong, Mar. 21 ; T. J. 
Corbett, Nov. 29 ; H. Wilson. Oct. 26 ; T. S. Kerr, Sept. 28 ; M. Neilson, 
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H. Whittaker, Jan. 29 ; A. Johnson, June 25 ; H. W. Birch, July 1 ; J. C. 
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A. E. Dyke, May 10 ; R. H. Hollis Jan. 30 ; R. B. Brown, Nov. 3 ; N. F. 
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24 ; C. Owens. Nov. 16. 339 — J. A. Downton, Jan. 27 ; J. E. Finley, 
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W. E. David, Aug. 30 ; A. R. Taylor, Sept. 2 ; W. J. Harvey, Oct. 1. 
341— J. J. Gilchrist, Oct. 5. 343— B. G. Leigh, Feb. 16 ; W. R. Sherring, 
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Nov. 9 ; C. R. Brown, Nov. 22. 344— A. Gee, July 17. 346— W. R. 
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Youiex, Sept. 28 ; F. C. Townsend, July 17 ; W. H. Smith, Oct. 9. 347— 
J. Millar, Mar. 18 ; J. Moffatt, July 24 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28 ; W. J. 
Darlington, Sept. 30. 352— W. J. Duberville, Oct. 28 ; J. H. Dent, Oct. 

25 ; A. E. Reekie, Nov. 8. 354— E. Blanchard, Oct. 15. 356 — W. Couse, 
Feb. 15 ; O. R. Church, Jan. 11 ; S. J. Wolfe, May 17. 357— G. F. Poole, 
Jan. 4 ; F. W. Smith, Apr. 11 ; J. A. Halliday, Oct. 18. 358— A. Sinclair, 
May 13. 360 — G. W. Riley, Jan. 14 ; A. C. Salmon, Mar. 5 ; G. L. Dollar, 
Oct. 4 ; A. R. Nott, Nov. 2 ; F. W. Holt, Aug. 18. 361— W. H. Garrard, 
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Mar. 15 ; R. H. Graham, May 11 ; W. S. Hills, July 11 ; E. F. Barber, 
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Hall, Jan. 30 ; W. M. Brouse, Apr. 19 ; A. B. Cowan, June 14 ; A. E. 
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H. M. Henderson, Jan. 1 ; J. H. Hall, Apr. 25 ; F. Day, Mar. 6 ; C. 
Fowler, Dec. 6. 373— W. H. Crowther, Mar. 11 ; D. T. Boyd, Mar. 21 ; 
H. Smith, presumed dead ; C. Hemmings, Sept. 12 ; R. Dunbar, Nov. 29. 
374 — N. W. Gainer, Jan. 14. 375 — A. Hawthorne, May 6. 376— R. J. G. 
Hill, Mar. 3 ; W. L. Kinton, Mar. 7 ; T. Millest, July 19 ; W. H. Matthews, 
Sept. 28. 377 — H. A. Livingston, Nov. 5 ; S. S. Wallace, Dec. 4. 378 — 
A. E. Henderson, Feb. 4 ; W. H. Bacon, Mar. 13 ; F. H. Thompson, Apr. 
28 ; W. C. Craig, July 2 ; R. Tout, July 22 ; D. J. McLeod, Sept. 10. 
380— J. H. Drummond, Oct. 5 ; H. P. Osmon, Oct. 8 ; J. H. Mecredy, 
Oct. 19 ; C. Astles, Jr., Sept. 24. 382 — H. Weir, Jan. 16 ; J. Martin, Jan. 
22 ; H. J. Gilbert, Feb. 15 ; R. Struth, Mar. 27 ; J. Cheriton, June 12 ; 
J. A. Curno, June 26 ; A. H. Wardrope, June 28 ; J. W. Horn, Dec. 1 ; 
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16 ; W. Moull, Sept. 29 ; C. C. Sparks, June 9 ; H. C. Howard, Oct. 5 ; 
F. Holmes, June 20 ; J. W. Walker, Nov. 28 ; W. S. Stephenson, Aug| 15. 
386— J. Walters, Apr. 9 ; W. H. Staddon, Jan. 22. 388— W. T. Scott, 
Sept. 6. 390— W. J. Bodkin, Nov. 28. 391— H.. N. Collier, Jan. 29 ; W. 
E. Lake, Sept. 5. 392-^J. Bright, May 27. 393— M. Zeigler, Jan. 2. 
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H. Hall, June 4 ; R. Large, July 18 ; T. J. Toppings, Oct. 16 ; J. B. 
Gould. Nov. 30. 402— W. Wolfe, Jan. 13 ; H. Markert, Apr. 3 ; J. R. 
Linton, Nov. 15 ; R. A. Pierce, Oct. 8. 403 — C. Chapman, May 5 ; H. C. 
Philp. June 3 ; A. T. Sparrow. Feb. 19 ; J. Slater, Mar. 12 ; T. F. Lans- 
peary, Jan. 1 ; J. Midgley, Mar. 3 ; G. E. King, June 16 ; E. S. Wigle, 
Oct. 5 ; G. R. Treble, Nov. 30 ; M. G. Campbell, July 23 ; G. H. Wilkin- 
son. Aug. S; H. E. Miller, Oct. 11; H. H. Whitemore, Sept. 13; M. 
Bovd, July 11. 4u4— W. W. Redden, Jan. 20. 405— D. S. Humphrey. 
Mar. 6. 406— J. T. Thompson. Dec. 22. 408— L. D. Dobson. Jan. 23 ; 
E. Burgess, Oct. 6. 409— F. W. Holt, Aug. 9. 410— J. Barber, Feb. 6 ; 
E. T. M. Needham. Feb. 22 ; R. Jamieson, May 29 ; W. J. McKendry, 
Feb. 13 ; T. Holland, Apr. 22 ; J. M. Peaker, July 4 ; J. Cole, Sept. 30 ; 
R. W. Hodgins, Aug. 29. 411— J. Streib, Mar. 22 ; A.. Gray, Nov. 4. 
412— G. Bald, Feb. 29 ; A. Blue, Jan. 20 ; R. T. Lane, Apr. 4 ; G. Harris, 
May 29 ; J. A. Maclnnis, May 16 ; N. A. Cowie, May 29 ; W. D. Graham, 
Feb. 21 ; H. G. Coulter, Apr. 2" ; J. Lyons. Sept. 11 ; A. Noble, Aug. 11 ; 
L. Jenkins, Dec. 16. 413— H. Hornick, Jan. 9. 414— R. H. Eddy, Jan. 
18 ; C. Johnson, June 27 ; E. McAllen, Oct. 9. 415— N. Hamilton, Dec. 
26, 1946 ; W. C. Lovelace. June 16 ; K. C. Shaw, Apr. 11 ; E. H. Lindey, 
Mar. 27 ; C. M. Stitt, Jan. 13 ; W. C. Slater, Dec. 17 ; C. W. Wilson, Oct. 
14. 417— D. McLeod. Feb. 26; H. Cornish, Jan. 12; A. Wilson, Nov. 15. 
418— W. MacDonald, May 29 ; W. B. MacDiarmid, May 14. 419— L. L. 
Bryant, Dec. 31 ; E. W. Smith, Sept. 24. 420— D. Smith, Aug. 6 ; G. M. 
Martin, Dec. 12, 1946 ; G. W. F. McKerrow. Apr. 20 ; J. T. Wilson, June 
26; J. J. Ferrier, Nov. 25; H. Jervis, Sept. IS; B. S. Leak, Dec. 12; L. 
M. MacDonald, Aug. 17. 423— T. Wood, May 11. 425 — G. A. Grawburg. 
June 5 ; W. A. Henry, Nov. 14. 426— E. E. Lee, Jan. 3 ; H. N. Mor- 
rison, Apr. 1 ; G. R. Moore. Sept. S ; J. F. McLennan, Oct. 6 ; F. E. 
Williams, July 6 ; A. J. Monette, Oct. 25 ; C. J. Yochum, Oct. 8 ; J. Lind- 
say, Nov. 24 ; T. Davis, Dec. S. 427— J. S. Gill. Mar. 23 ; R. M. Miller, 
Apr. 14 ; W. B. Gorman, June 8 ; J. W. Higgins, Nov. 13 : G. T. Cole- 
man, Mar. 24 ; W. J. Young. Oct. 30. 428— F. C. Tagsart. Mar. 3 ; 
R. R. O'Neill, Apr. 25. 429— J. Nicoll, Oct. 23. 430— N. R. Witter, 
Mav 29 ; H. R. Brown, May 5 ; H. P. Williams, Mar. 13 ; J. M. Walker, 
Mar. 14 ; L. Tate. Mar. 31 ; H. W. Chapman. June 23 ; A. Taylor, Oct. 
8 ; F. Embleton, Sept. 29 ; J. Gee, July 3 ; W. T. Evans, Deci 24. 432— 
R. E. Young. Dec. 27. 433— J. Reeves, Dec. 16. 434— J. G. Beaton, 
Nov. 15; S. G. Todd, Nov. 17. 435 — E. Youmans. Mar. 8; J. Colquhoun, 
Dec. 27. 436— T. E. Reid, July 15; W. A. Kreutzwieser, June 30. 437— 
J. R. Logan, Apr. 15 ; S. A. Cole, Feb. 12 ; G. M. Welsh, Jan. 7 ; A. 
Hargan, Jan. 19 : J. S. Post, Aug. 24 ; R. V. Finch, Dec. 12 ; E. J. 
Norton, Aug. 2 ; J. T. Kennedy, July 25 ; R. J. Campbell, Oct. 22 ; F. C. 
Longley, July 4 : J. Stenhouse. Oct. 13. 438— F. W. Rose, Apr. 5 ; C. T. 
Musson, Apr. 14 ; J. T. Whatmough, Apr. 30 ; R. Caldwell, June 23 ; 
E. Nield, July 1 ; E. Carr, Oct. 13 ; F. R. Beatty, Aug. 7. 440— W. B. 
Hamilton, Sept. 7; T. A. MacDonald, May 16; J. Toman. June 10; J. H. 
Welch. Sept. 28. 441— J. D. Adams, Feb. 9 ; G. S. Conley, May 16 ; G. I. 
Dier. Sept. 5. 442 — E. A. Ferguson, Mar. 12 ; R. Maguire, Apr. 19. 443 — 
W. T. Morrow, Nov. 30. 444 — R. J. Johnson. Aug. 5 ; J. L. Marshall, 
Mar. 1 ; H. Wood. Nov. 22. 445— O. Kuhn, June 8 ; H. G. Saunders, May 
8 ; L. MacDouald, Nov. 29. 446— J. McVey. Mar. 20 ; F. H. Warner, 
Nov. 11; D. A. Vance, Apr. 20. 449— J. R. Neilson, June 8; L. C. 
Champ, Dec. 12. 450— W. S. Freeman, Apr. 7 ; G. A. Cass, Sept. 17. 
452 — A. A. MacMillan. Jan. 21 ; G. Kinnear, May 2 ; J. S. Bender, Sept. 
18. 453— C. F. Campbell, Mar. 31 ; J. B. Sumner, Feb. 5 ; D. R. Piper, 
Nov. 24. 454— R. T. Armstrong, Apr. 21 ; H. Bibby, Apr. 24 ; W. Crozier, 
Apr. 8 ; G. R. Watson, Apr. 7 ; J. W. Troyer, July 26. 455 — G. W. Bower, 
Mar. 23 ; L. A. Buck, Nov. 4. 456— H. Ronnenberg. Jan. 23 ; W. H. Bell, 
July 8. 457— B. I. Fraser. Apr. 13. 458— W. H. Markell, Jan. 25 ; A. 
L. Feader, Jan. 7. 459— W. J. Bourk, Nov. 15 ; W. Barclay, Aug. 11. 
460— H. W. Bryan, Apr. 18 ; F. S. Young, Aug. 25. 461— M. Solomon, 
Apr. 20 ; E. E. Jess, Jan. 9 ; J. P. Dickson, May 17 ; D. Bell, Aug. 18 ; 
J. B. Cook, Mar. 20 ; C. Murray, Oct. 27. 462— W. A. Millen, Jan. 25 ; 
A. Montgomery, Apr. 5 ; W. V. Cragg, Oct. 12. 463 — W. H. Robertson, 
June Zb. 4bb — O. Curne, May 16. 4b i — !_,. E. Pugh, Oct. 6. 468 — J. H. 
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G. Howard, Dec. 3. 469 — K. M. Wright, Feb. 11 ; G. H. Millington, Jan. 
5 ; J. W. Wilson, Jan. 11; J. Hayman, Aug. 29; M. C. Opper, Oct. 14. 
470 — G. A. Vasey, May 26. 471— A. E. Rodgers, Mar. 14. 472— S. E. 
Morrison, Sept. 21 ; J. F. E. Baker, Oct. 26. 473-^J. C. McGinness, Mar. 
10 ; M. Andrew, June 23 ; J. A. H. Burt, Dec. 27. 474— D. D. Mac- 
Donald, Jan. 6 ; F. B. Edmunds, June 15 ; W. H. Cox, Oct. 12. 475— 
S. Atherton, Apr. 18 ; A. W. P. Bawden, June 21 ; H. Smith, Jan. 23 ; 
J. L. Porteous, Aug. 17 ; F. J. Shepherd, Sent. 20 ; T. C. Ward :y. 
Nov. 28. 476— W. E. Stratton, Jan. 4. 477— S. W. Keoun, Apr. 9. 478— 
E. Siegner, Sept. 8. 479— W. P. Cherry, Jan. 15. 480— C. T. Mcintosh, 
Aug. 9. 481— E. T .Flanagan, Mar. 6 ; W. Renwick, Mar. 31 ; E. J. 
Kirby, Aug. 24 ; F. E. Ansell, Nov. 11. 482— J. Redburn, Feb. 8 ; J. H. 
McGowan, Feb. 6 ; W. A. Dillon, Feb. 2 ; T. R. Jackson, July 29. 484— 
C. R. Stanford, Jan. 20. 485 — W A. Lang, Apr. 6 ; R. Cockeram, Nov. 
22 ; R. W. Douglas, Dec. 3. 486— J. A. Amm, May 29 ; J. D. Birnie, June 
9 ; M. McLeod, Aug. 13 ; I. A. Mosher, Dec. 8. 488— E. F. Darby, Djc. 
30 ; A. T. Munger, Sept. 21. 489— J. C. Douglas, Feb. 3 ; A. S. Malcolm, 
May 23 ; H. Hagan, June 10 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 490— W. E. G. 
Preest, Apr. 25 ; C. McHugh, Dec. 18. 491— C. Wright, Mar 1 ; J. F. 
Harris, Jan. 2 ; M. Fawcett, May 24. 492— L. Gallagher, July 14. 494— 
R. M. Bateman, Feb. 1 ; B. E. Ekblad, Feb. 26 ; L. J. Norris, Apr. 25 ; 

E. Beardmore, Mar. 31 ; H. T. Pashby. Oct. 24 ; J. B. Drummond. May 19. 
495 — J. B. Adamas, June 1 ; R. M. Slater, May 12 ; J. Jenkins, Feb. 23 ; 

F. Plumridge, Jan. 26 ; G. Croft, July 15 ; S. Clarke, Dec. 12 ; J. Robinson, 
Sept. 14 ; H. Cunliffe, Nov. 23 ; A. J. T. Collins, Sept. 29 ; H. Kritzer, 
Sept. 18 ; W. V. Gough, Aug. 27. 496— H. B. Anderson, May 21 ; C. G. 
Toms, Mar. 15 ; E. M. H. Ward, May 9 ; R. B. Thompson, July 31 ; W. H. 
Wardrope, June 27. 497— F. Conger, Mar. 23. 498— G. H. Barkwell, 
Apr. 15. 499— W. J. Stutt, June 11 ; W. E. Maunder, Feb. 20 ; A. H. 
Hartvicksen, Jan. 15 ; A. S. Vigars, Sept. 23 ; A. W. Stedman, Aug. 18 ; 
M. Jones, Aug. 8 ; G. Chasty, Oct. 15 ; J. Lunn, Nov. 8 ; R. Cousin, Dec. 
12. 500 — E. F. Marshall, Mar. 22. 502 — A. A. Jennings, Nov. 1 ; H. T. 
Ward, Sept. 26 ; C. Lounsbury, Feb. 24. 503— R. J. Richardson, Aug. 22 ; 
J. A. Leddon, Dec. 15 ; 504— R. B. Tennant, Nov. 11 ; O. W. Wright, 
Oct. 2. 505 — C. Sampson, Sept. 2. 506 — K. W. Barnes, Feb. 9 ; J. P. 
Douglas, May 18 ; T. Fell, July 28 ; W. H. Johns, Oct. 4. 508— F. H. 
Kingdon, Dec. 30, 1946 ; A. L. Scholefield, June 6 ; F. W. Benedict, July 
17 ; W. H. Wardrope, June 27 ; S. Pizzey, Oct. 30. 509 — H. U. Clemens, 
Aug. 13 ; S. F. Muter, July 11 ; A. E. King, Aug. 27. 510— W. Corrigan, 
Mar. 19; G. H. Wilson, Jan. 21; C. B. Shields, Mar. 13; W. K. Allen, 
Mar. 29. 511 — J. E. Nelson, Aug. 8 ; J. R. Jackson, Aug. 8. 512 — M. E. 
Hamilton. June 1 ; W. C. Meek, Aug. 12. 513 — W. H. Wardrope, June 
27 ; G. Collins, June 1940 ; R. M. Smith, Mar. 19 ; E. G. Bradshaw, 
Mar. 22 ; G. O. Gilbert, Jan. 16 ; J. Anderson, Aug. 29 ; J. A. Hamburg, 
July 3 ; D. T. Kilpatrick, July 12 ; T. Lewington, Aug. 16. 514 — C. T. 
Pearson, Dec. 31, 1946 ; B. Skinner. June 12 ; W. H. Wardrope, June 27 ; 
R. Goodwin, Dec. 11. 515 — G. A. Richardson, Mar. 6 ; J. W. Hetherington, 
Mar. 17 ; W. H. Inglis, Dec. 8 ; J. T. Brown, Dec. 4 ; G. A. Bremner, 
July 19 ; H. E. McKinnon, Dec. 27. 516 — G. Eady, Jan. 12 ; J. A. Rupert, 
June 19 ; H. D. McMillan, Nov. 6. 517— C. Bradley, May 30. 519— W. H. 
Wardrope, June 27. 520 — J. Watts, Sr., Feb. 8 ; H. J. Love, June 1 ; W. 

G. Reid, Apr. 15 ; H. Reynolds. Jan. 14 ; M. A. Sanderson, Apr. 16. 521 — 
W. R. Jobb, May 10 ; D. B. Fisher, Apr. 8 ; R. F. Millar, May 1 ; I. A. 
W. Richardson, Mar. 21 ; G. H. Crump, Mar. 30 ; G. L. Badley, May 2 ; 
W. E. Winder, Oct. 27 ; A. West, Oct. 14 ; A. W. Barton. Dec. 5. 522— 
J. S. Granatstein, May 14 ; H. Goldman, Apr. 8 ; W. Moull, Sept. 9. 523 
— T. F. Matthews, Nov. 22 ; W. Sangster, Oct. 12. 524— C. A. Vine, Mar. 
14 ; F. B. Edmunds, June 15 ; F. J. Watson, Aug. 19. 525— W. J. Telford, 
Feb. 2 ; J. A. Morgan, June 15 ; J. Hamshaw, Nov. 4. 526 — R. G. Broad, 
June 3 ; J. D. Young, June 8 ; F. B. Stewart, Feb. 4. 527 — J. McCarthy, 
Oct. 14 ; A. C. French, May 23. 530 — R. M. Smith, Apr. 5 ; H. J. Biers, 
Apr. 11 ; D. Poe, Dec. 29. 5.31— W. J. Moore, Feb. 4 ; W. G. Dobson, Mar. 
7 ; C. Harcourt, June 3 ; F. B. Edmunds, June 15 ; C. A. Ward, Nov. 4 ; 
T. <i. Gray, July 4; J. Petch, Oct. 27; L. W. VanEvery, July 7 ; W. H. 
Wardrope, June 27 ; W. H. Johnson, Dec. 21. 532 — J. Rogerson, Oct. 4 ; 
J. R. Shipway, Sept. 6 ; J. Broadman, July 2. 533 — J. H. Lindsay, Jan. 
2 ; F. G. Niebel, Apr. 9 ; G. T. Warden, Oct. 12 ; J. A. McLean, Sept. 23. 
534— G. R. Monahan. Apr. 9 ; W. D. Rodgers, Mar. 5 ; H. W. Cruick- 
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Page, June 17 ; J. M. Moffatt, Sept. 26. 536— W. H. Johns, Oct. 4 ; W. 



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Bain, June 18 ; J. E. Biggs, June 29. 537— W. Taylor, Feb. 22 ; W. Massey, 
Apr. 16 ; J. C. Gostling, May 14 ; W. J. Moore, Feb. 4 ; A. H. Birming- 
ham, Sept. 6 ; J. Williamson, Dec. 8 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 538— A. 
Gallagher, July 13 ; A. i. Scott, Dec. 22. 539— F. F. Zwick, Nov. 23 ; C. 
M. Steinbach, Oct. 5 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 540— G. S. Wilson, Mar. 
1 ; J. Hamilton, Sr., Nov. 3. 541— J. A. Burnett, June 9 ; F. W. Kelly, 
Apr. 21; A. Gillies, Jan. 27; S. Fry, June 6; J. Hamilton, Nov. 17; D. 
Kier. Dec. 30 ; A. Pethick, Oct. 17. 543— F. Brown, June' 6 ; J. R. 
Grimshaw, Jan. 18 ; J. Watts, Feb. 6 ; F. A. McEwen, Oct. 9 ; C. H. 
Biggs, Dec. 25. 545— W. R. Campbell, Mar. 2D ; H. T. Rohleder, Mar. 13 ; 
W. M. Detcher, Aug. 3 ; C. H. Pelling, Nov. 24 ; J. Langriddge, Sep. 18. 
346 — F. C. Spry, Apr. 3 ; F. E. Bennett, Mar. 19 ; E. D. Long, Mar. 23 ; 
F. C. Cassidy, June 22 ; D. W. Featherstone, Feb. 20 ; B. J. Black. Nov. 11 ; 
R. B. Doherty, July 8 ; C. Reilly, Aug. 3. 547— R. G. Furness, May 19 ; 
R. E. Richmond, Feb. 2 ; A. J. Brown, July 20 ; K. C. McCleary, July 
24 ; S. R. Willis, Nov. 8. 548— W. Vance, Sept. 9 ; T. West, Aug. 28. 
549— E. J. McMartin, Feb. 28 ; J. W. Somerville, Jan. 12 ; A. V. Ash- 
worth, Mar. 26 ; A. Davidge, Oct. 6 ; J. W. Eastwood, Oct. 31. 550 — J. 
MacDonald, Nov. 25 ; D. T. Kilpatrick, July 12. 551— B. Watson, May 2 ; 
J. McCallum, Mar. 25 ; J. Bowring, Jan. 13 ; T. H. Webb, May 6 ; A. E. 
Evans, Dec. 2 ; H. Bramley, Dec. 2 ; C. E. Hopwood, Nov. 23 ; T. S. 
Caldwell, Sept. 15. 552— P. V. Linton, Feb. 4 ; J. H. Butler, Apr. 15 ; 
J. Ferron, May 6 ; R. Davies. May 27. 553 — H. S. McGillivray, Jan. 3 ; 
R. Clark, Jan. 25 ; H. J. Ford, Mar. 19 ; W. Hawkins, Aug. 9 ; W. A. 
Savage, July 5. 554 — T. Musgrave, June 23 ; H. L. Hutchinson, Oct. 14. 
555— W. H. Wardrope, June 27 ; J. B. Inch, Mar. 15 ; A. E. Thrasher, 
June 7 ; S. S. Hutton, Apr. 14 ; W. H. Speare, Mar. 1 ; W. J. More- 
head, Mar. 10 ; J. Wood, Mar. 2 ; A. M. Marshall, Oct. 10 ; E. C. Hall, 
Aug. 25 ; E. C. Brown, July 29. 556 — A. S. Hunter, Feb. 5. 557 — R. A. 
Weseman, July 20. 558— J. McCulloch, Apr. 22 ; J. R. West, May 22. 
559— S. Cohen, June 10 ; H. Clavir, Feb. 5 ; M. Lubin, Feb. 16 ; J. Golden- 
burg, May 4 ; W. Moull, Sept. 28 ; P. Stein, Nov. 24. 560— J. L. Mc- 
Quattie, Mar. 8 ; R. A. Legge, Mar. 7 ; P. A. Keenan .May 6 ; C. J. Mc- 
Pheison, Sept. 17. 561— E. S. MacPhail, May 9 ; J. O. Sugrue, June 29 ; 
A. E. Veitch, Mar. 11; E. C. Wilson, May 8 ; F. L. Thompson, Sept. 5; 
L. C. Purvis, Nov. 14 ; W. M. Weylie, July 25. 562— R. E. Powell, Mar. 
7 ; H. Lewis, Jan. 16 ; H. N. Floods, Nov. 15 ; J. S. Fraser, Oct. 30 ; 
W. H. Wardrope, Jur.e 27 ; A. Syme. Dec. 6 ; J. Porter, Dec. 22. 563— 
R. Adams, Jan. 9. 565— F. G. Luckhurst, Apr. 15 ; T. Blyth, Feb. 9 ; 
F. B. Edmunds, June 15 ; J. Hamshaw, Nov. 4 ; J. F. McLennan, Oct. 5 ; 
J. E. Reid, Oct. 29 ; A. MacNti.l, Sept. 13 ; R. B. McFarlane, Aug. 25 ; 
W. H. Wardrope, June 27 ; W. S. Herrington, July 17 ; T. C. Wardley, 
Nov. 28. 566— R. McNeill, Jan. 25 ; J. R. Adams, Oct. 30. 567— F. H. 
Scheak, Feb. 10. 56S— E. A. Adams, June 28. 571 — G. P. Allan, Nov. 
18 ; A. M. McBurnie, Apr. 19 ; A. G. Stagg, Feb. 18 ; H. Bell, Mar. 2 ; 
(J. J. Coombes, June 24. 572 — J. Baxter, Feb. 6 ; O. L. Shephard, June 
16; E. Smith, Oct. 14; C. H. Portch, Sept. 16. 573— W. M. Church, 
Aug. 17. 574 — H. Adams, Mar. 24. 575 — R. A. Newcombe, Feb. 14 ; 
L. H. Clodge, Apr. 9 ; W. Moull, Sept. 28 ; J. G. Weir, July 16. 576— 
J. May, May 4 ; W. G. Penney, Feb. 21 ; A. Taylor, Oct. 8 ; E. Blanchard, 
Oct. 15. 577 — R. G. Furness, May 18 ; W. M. Cumming, May 5 ; R. J. 
Campbell, Feb. 5. 579— T. M. Allan, Feb. 18; W. Powers, Oct. 18; J. 
Arthur. Oct. 7. 580— H. S. Nicholls, Sept. 21. 582— C. H. Foss, May 23 ; 
S. D. McKechnie, Mar. 2 ; G. Letros, Apr. 5 ; R. Blaize, June 4. 583 — 
N. S. Cummings, Jan. 24 ; A. E. Badke, June 24 ; W. E. Berry, July 24 ; 

F. W. Moore, July 30 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 584— C. E. Chappie, Apr. 
4 ; R. S. Dell, Apr. 16. 585— E. Williams, Apr. 4. 586— J. C. Baily, 
May 24 ; M. B. MacKay, Feb. 6 ; J. E. Scott, Nov. 20. 587— F. G. V. 
Lamb, Apr. 28 ; G. Atkinson, Mar. 13 ; W. J. Moore, Feb. 4 ; W. O. 
Neelands, Apr. 25 ; R. H. Perrin, June 11 ; W. Hunter, Aug. 7 : W. 
Miller. Aug. 13. 5S8— J. L. Jarrell, May 25 ; E. R. Smith, Feb. 5. 589— 
J. R. Neilson, June 8 ; W. Dudley, Jan. 5 ; P. Jacobs, Sept. 22. 591 — 

G. E. Dixon, Oct. S ; H. J. Penoyer, Oct. 21. 592— G. W. Dent, June 4 ; 
A. J. Brown, July 20. 593 — R. G. Harkness, Apr. 9; J. Walker, Jan. 
25; W. Abel, Mar. 5; J. Rankin, Dec. 21 ; L. S. Johnson, Oct. 24; J. L. 
Barclay, July 29 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 2S. 594— J. A. Gorman, Apr. 10 ; 
J. A. Anderson, May 16 ; J. E. Harding, Oct. 5 ; R. Sharp, Nov. 15. 
595 — W. H. Johnston, Jan. 10 ; W. J. Wade, Nov. 23 ; L. Hodgson, Aug. 
10. 596— A. M. McCulloch, June 11. 597— B. Pini, Apr. 9 ; G. H. Poad, 
Sept. 12. 598— E. G. Prettie, Jan. 30; O. N. Brichard. May 20; P. A. 



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Cieminson, Sept. 9 ; F. C. Sparling, July 14 ; R. Beck, Sept. 8. 599— G. G. 
Evans, Dec. 7. 600— W. Moull, Sept. 28 ; J. W. Walker. Nov. 28 ; R. J. 
Giveen, Nov. 21. 601— W. J. McLaughlin, Sept. 24. 602— T. Towers, 
Mar. 21 ; F. Harvey, Feb. 18 ; J. T. Cartmell, Jan. 2 ; J. Guest, Sept. 8 ; 
D. Robertson, Nov. IS. 604 — G. D. Howden, Apr. 17. 605— J. Hicks, 
June 22 ; W. J. Moore, Feb. 4 ; H. Esler, Sept. 9. 606— W. Day, Dec. 7 ; 
J. S. Jenkins, Sept. 16. 607 — G. C. Benjamin, May 21 ; A. J. Brown, 
July 20. 610— J. W. Meriam, Mar. 21. 611— D. W. Stewart, Mar. 12 ; 
J. A. Forsyth, Oct. 14 ; J. L. Baxter, Aug. 5. 612 — A. E. Harris, May 
19 ; F. Cope, June 29 ; F. W. Jones, Oct. 26 ; F. E. Ansell, Nov. 11. 
613— H. L. Whybra, June 6. 614— R. H. Ford, Mar. 5. 616— J. P. Dunn, 
June 21 ; J. G. Schiller, Sept. 19. 617— R. G. Scott, Apr. 18. 618— A. F. 
Tichnoi-, Mar. 18; L. J. Fallis, Apr. 26; G. A. Simmonsen, Sept. 20; 
M. R. Tuer, July 17. 619— R. A. Lankin, July 2 ; A. E. McTaggart, Sept. 
27. 620— W. S. Herrington, July 17. 622— G. A. McCall, Nov. 1. 623— 
F. Goodman, Mar. 8 ; J. T. Pearson, July 23. 625 — J. Lyons, Sept. 10 ; 
C. H. Davey, Oct. 3. 626— T. R. Gauld, May 19 ; H. W. Smith. May 22. 
627— T. Rinkle, Apr. 3 ; E. Deffenbach, Jan. 21 ; F. O. Nageleisen, Dec. 
26, 1946. 629— A. W. Holtby, Aug. 16 ; W. M. Gilroy. Sept. 22. 632— 
H. Armstrong, Feb. 21. 633— E. M. Meyerhoffer, June 21. 634— N. C. 
McGregor, Mar. 3. 635— A. D. Sharpe, Dec. 30, 1946 ; R. Wilson, Oct. 16 ; 
T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 637— W. Robertson, Apr. 17 ; W. Thomson, Feb. 
14 ; R. Compton, Nov. 4 ; D. S. Miller, Sept. 21 ; T. C. Wardley, Nov. 28. 
638— D. S. Fines, Jan. 16. 639— R. G. Monkman, Feb. 23 ; W. H. Nick- 
ling, Feb. 24 ; C. R. Munger, Dec. 8. 640— A. Dods, Dec. 27, 1946 ; J. 
Kline, Aug. 24. 642 — A. H. LeFave, May 28 ; T. W. Mawhinney, Apr. 15. 
644 — E. A. Stevenson, Dec. 30 ; A. R. Horner, Nov. 2. 645— A. E. 
Stewart, Feb. 18 ; C. Schindler, May 9 ; F. B. Edmunds, June 15 ; W. J. 
Swanton, Aug. 5 ; L. F. Tice, July 16. 646— G. R. Scott, Apr. 18. 647— 
A. H. Rigler, Mar. 11 ; W. J. Mabley, Mar. 12 ; J. S. Shier, Oct. 14. 
648 — C. R. Murdock, May 3 ; J. Harman, Nov. 3. 649— T. Shields, Feb. 9 ; 
R. L. McLaughlin, Sept. 23. 650— D. C. Eaten, Feb. 22 ; O. C. Connerty, 
July 3. 651— H. H. Stewart, Feb. 20 ; E. Bray, Feb. 2 ; S. W. L. Greena- 
way, Apr. 18 ; W. D. Marr, July 14. 652— J. J. Little, Feb. 5 ; E. J. 
Colbourne, Jan. 23. 653— C. Thomson, May 14 ; G. C. Wilkinson, Apr. 6 ; 
M. M. Gibson, Sept. 9. 654— J. McKay, Oct. 3 ; H. A. Peace, Sept. 29. 
655 — W. G. McFarlane, Apr. 15. 



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LIST OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS, 1948-1949 



The Grand Master 

M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson 

The Deputy Grand Master 
R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher 



Algoma-.. 
Brant 



Bruce 

Chatham 

Eastern _. 

Frontenac— 
Georgian.. 

-Grey 

Hamilton "A" 

Hamilton "B" 

London 

Muskoka 

Niagara "A" 

Niagara "B" 

Nipissing East... 
Nipissing West- 
North Huron 

Ontario 

Ottawa 



The District Deputy Grand Masters 

Malcolm Rabbitts 

Arthur A. Coale_ - 

George H. Munson 

\Vm. N. Reycraft 

Jack C. Edwards - 

_ C. M. Crawford. M.D 

-John J. Robins 

— Wilbert C. Drury__ 

A. W. Bedwell— _ 

—George C. Gage- _— 

_James A. RoDb - 

.... Wm. E. Clark- — 

..-Chas. H. Hesburn - 

-James F. Rapelje- 

—Arthur H. Moss _ - 

—Joseph Lesser 



Peterborough 

Prince Edward- 
Sarnia 



South Huron... 
St. Lawrence- 

St. Thomas 

Temiskaming- 
Toronto "A"__ 
Toronto "B"__ 
Toronto "C"_... 
Toronto "D"_. 

Victoria 

Wellington 

Western 

Wilson 

Windsor 



-Walter Van Wyck 

-Chas. B. Tyrrell 

_H. Edwin Reaume — 

_Chas. J. Ray- 

-Stewart C. Wood _... 

_ William Dalziel 

_H. J. Kastner 

_G. R. Drummond 

Francis L. Henry 

-Ralph C. Ellis 

-Harold E. McBride. 

—A. G. Cranham 

— N. F. Johnson 

-T. H. Williamson 

-Chas. H. Heelb 

—Neil A. MacEachern. 

... George Gruchy 

—James Hurd 

_Chas. F. Ayerst — 



Hamilton 
Toronto 



Geraldton 

Brantford 

Tara 

Glencoe 

Aultsville 

Kingston 

Midland 

Arthur 

Hamilton 

Hamilton 

London 

Sundridge 

St. Catharines 

Fort Erie 

Cobalt 

Sudbury 

Wingham 

Orono 

Ottawa 

Peterborough 

Hillier 

Petrolia 

Sebringville 

Spencerville 

Shedden 

South Porcupine 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Aurora 

Toronto 

.Lindsay 

Waterloo 

Rainy River 

Mount Elgin 

Amherstburg 



The Grand Senior Warden 

R.W. Bro. F. G. Chandler - - Toronto 

The Grand Junior Warden 

R.W. Bro. B. E. Easton Chatham 

The Grand Chaplain 

R.W. Bro. James Semple Peterborough 

The Grand Treasurer 

M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop - - - Toronto 

The Grand Secretary 

R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon _ - - Hamilton 

The Grand Registrar 

R.W. Bro. James H. Burnett Wallaceburg 

Custodian of the Work 
M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop Toronto 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



315 



Appointed Officers 



Grand Senior Deacon _ 

Grand Junior Deacon — 

Grand Supt. of Works 

Grand Dir. of Ceremonies 

Ass't Grand Chaplain 

Ass't Grand Secretary 

Ass't Grand Dir. of Ceremonies. 

Grand Sword Bearer ._ .... 

Grand Organist 

Ass't Grand Organist 

Grand Pursuivant 



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R. M. Harcourt, Toronto 
N. R. Grant, Sault Ste. Marie 
John Barrett, Kapuskasing 
J. W. Watters, Hamilton 
C. P. Shapter, Powassan 
Robert Strachan, Hamilton 
A. H. Felt, Barrie 
C. L. Parrott, Kenora 
E. J. Trist. Toi-onto 
W. A. Patterson, St. Thomas 
S. Fred Hutchinson, Toronto 



Grand Stewards 

V.W. Bro. J. H. Aitchison Sarnia 

" M. D. Anderson Carp 

R. H. Babb „ _... Port Arthur 

S. J. Babe — Oshawa 

C. P. Bass Newboro 

Alden Brown . _ „ _ Dundas 

Milton Burke _ Claremont 

J. F. Campbell Toronto 

H. L. Chown _ Hamilton Beach 

Arthur Christie . Winchester 

Briden G. Clark Odessa 

Irwin M. Col will Newcastle 



R. A. Connor 

W. C. Coulter 

Cecil L. Cox 

Wm. Dawson 

Wm. Durham 

E. A. Ellis _. 

J. C. Emerson 

Gordon Fairclough. 

W. B. Fenwick 

W. C. Ford _ 



Campbellford 

Toronto 
. Aylmer 
.Mimieo 

London 

Hamilton 

Perth 
. Hamilton 

Fort Erie 
..Georgetown 

Toronto 

Wallaceburg 

Bryanston 

Toronto 
.. Bobcaygeon 



Lawrence Gately _ 

A . L. Genner _ _ _ 

Chas. W. Gloyne _ 

Frank C. Green _ 

T. H. Henderson . 

J. S. Howell Lynden 

T. E. Jackson _ .Ingersoll 

George Jacob _ _ Kitchener 

F. D. Kerr Peterborough 

Wm. A. Kruger _ Ottawa 

C. W. Lawson Grand Valley 

H. E. LeMaitre Toronto 

Joseph Lunenfeld Toronto 

J. D. Mable _ Thorold 

Max Mandell _ Sturgeon Falls 



316 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Grand Stewards — Continued 



V.W. Bro. J. A. Matheson. 



F. L. McCrum 

R. N. McElhinney.. 

R. J. McKellar 

C. E. Milburn 

R. E. Miller 



_ Southampton 

Smith's Falls 

Toronto 

Tiverton 

_ Windsor 
..._ Jarvis 



Ray Mills Gramon 



C. M. Moore 

P. G. Moore 

G. C. Mouck 

S. G. Nieholls 

Ernest Pettigrew... 

L. M. Plummer 

L. H. Reesor 

R. H. Reynolds....... 

F. W. Rilance 

L. P. Robertson.... 

James Russen _._.. 

James Sawdon_.. 

H. L. Scythes 

E. N. Shrier 

Jas. D. Small 

R. M. Smith 



John J. Stewart 

J. Leslie Stewart- 

R. G. Strasler 



Grant Taylor 

Errol Woodruff 

George Wills 

Arthur D. Wilson 

Harry Young 



Victoria Harbour 

St. Catharines 

Tweed 

Toronto 

Abingdon 

Port Hope 

Toronto 

Toronto 

....... Beaverton 

Hamilton 

Weston 

Hamilton 

— Toronto 

Windsor 

Hamilton 

Oakville 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

Queensville 

— Toronto 
Emsdale 



-Hamilton 
. Toronto 
.York 



Grand Standard Bearers 



V.W. Bro. J. W. Lowrie. 
V.W. Bro. C. R. King 



. Camlachie 
. Markdale 



Grand Tyler 



W. Bro. Harry Haynee.. 



- Toronto 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 



817 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES 



President 
R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher, 144 Front St. W. 

Vice-President 
R.W. Bro. C. W. Robb, 155 College St. 



-Toronto 
-Toronto 



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Bro. 


T. H. 
R. B. 

F. A. 
J. A. 
C. S. 


R.W. 


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F. G. 
B. E. 
(Rev.] 


M.W. 


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W. J. 


R.W. 


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E. G. 
J. H. 


V.W. 


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J. W. 



By Virtue of Office 

Simpson, Gr. Master, Room 301 Birks Bldg Hamilton 

Dargavel, Past Gr. Master, 234 Evelyn Ave Toronto 

Copus, Past Gr. Master, 681 — 4th Ave. W Owen Sound 

McRae, Past Gr. Master, 226 Frontenac St Kingston 

Hamilton, Past Grand Master, 25 King St. W. Toronto 

Chandler, Grand Sr. Warden, 123 Fairlawn Ave- ...Toronto 
Easton, Grand Jr. Warden, 12 Gray St Chatham 

) Jas. Semple, Gr. Chaplain, 541 Water St. -..-Peterborough 

. Dunlop, Grand Treasurer, 608 Jarvis St Toronto 

Dixon, Grand Secretary, Drawer 217 Hamilton 

Burnett, Gr. Registrar, 647 Wall St Wallaceburg 

Watters, Grand Dir. of Cer., 244 Ottawa St. S. ...Hamilton 



DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

District Name Address 

Algoma Malcolm Rabbitts_ _ 

Brant _ Arthur A. Coale, 12 Fleet St.- - - 

Bruce George H. Munson. 

Chatham Wm. N. Reycraft, Box 195 _ 

Eastern Jack C. Edwards..— - 

Frontenac C. M. Crawford, M.D., 7 Toronto St 

Georgian John J. Robins, Box 274 . 

Grey ._ _ Wilbert C. Drury, Box 218 

Hamilton "A" A. W. Bedwell. 139 Sterling St 

Hamilton "B" George C. Gage, 248 Park St. South 

London James A. Robb, 9 Wolseley Ave - 

Muskoka - Wm. E. Clark. ._ ... — - 

Niagara "A" Chas. H. Hesburn, 16 Henry St 

Niagara ,, B" Jameo F. Rapelje, 286 High St 

Nipissing East Arthur H. Moss, Box 930 - 

Nipissing West Joseph Lesser, 115 St. Bandon St 

North Huron Walter Van Wyck, Box 61 

Ontario _.Chas. B. Tyrrell, Box 59 

Ottawa -H. Edwin Reaume, 91 Huron Ave _. 

Peterborough __ Chas. J. Ray, 808 Water St 

Prince Edward Stewart C. Wood, R.R. No. 2 ..._ 

Sarnia Wm. Dalziel, R.R. No. 3 - 

South Huron H. J. Kastner ... 

St. Lawrence G. R. Drummond 

St. Thomas Francis L. Henry 

Temiskaming Ralph C. Ellis, Box 535.- _ _ 

Toronto "A".. Harold E. McBride, 966 Dovercourt Rd- 

Toronto "B" - A. G. Cranham. 211 Woodfield Rd 

Toronto "C" N. F. Johnson, 19 Connaught Ave 

Toronto "D" T. H. Williamson, 396 Margueretta St.... 

Victoria _ Chas. H. Heels, 76 Glenelg St 

Wellington Neil A. MacEachern, 36 Church St 

Western....- - George Gruchy __._ 

Wilson „James Hurd 

"Windsor..- Chas. F. Ayerst, 401 Laird Ave 



— Geraldton 

-Brantford 

Tara 

Gleneoe 

Aultsville 

Kingston 

_ Midland 

_ Arthur 

Hamilton 



- Hamilton 

London 

Sundridge 

St. Catharines 

Fort Erie 

-._ Cobalt 

Sudbury 

Wingham 

Orono 

._ Ottawa 

—Peterborough 
_ Hillier 



Petrolia 

Sebringville 

Spencerville 

Shedden 

-So. Porcupine 

_ Toronto, 4 

_.. Toronto, 8 

Aurora 

Toronto 

..Lindsay 



_ — Waterloo 

Rainy River 

..Mount Elgin 

.Amherstburg 



318 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Honorary Members 

R.W. Bro. C. E. Kelly, 73 Melrose Ave. S Hamilton 

J. B. Smith, 1005 Maitland St - - London 

Smith Shaw, 223 Evelyn Ave Toronto- 
John Ness, 83 Chatsworth Drive Toronto 

E. T. Howe, 1616 Ouellette Ave Windsor 



Elected by Grand Lodge 

R.W. Bro. B. F. Nott, Box 55 '.. North Bay 

J. A. Hearn, 755 Danforth Ave. Toronto 

C. W. Robb, 155 College St Toronto 

W. D. Love, 40 Craig St London 

H. S. Johnston, 77 Bond St Lindsay 

N. C. Hart, 959 Maitland St London 

R. W. Treleaven, 702 Main St. East .Hamilton 

C. M. Pitts, 349A Elgin St Ottawa 

R. C. Berkinshaw, 622 Fleet St. West Toronto 

H. L. Martyn, 32 Langford Ave Toronto- 



Appointed by Grand Master 

R.W. Bro. E. A. Miller, 216 St. George St London 

R. B. Pow. 322 Catharine St. Fort William 

(Rt. Rev.) W. L. Wright, Bishophurst Sault Ste. Marie 

V.W. Bro. J. R. Rumball, 100 Alexandra Blvd Toronto 

R.W. Bro. G. F. Clark, 530 Maple Ave Hamilton 

J. N. Allan Dunnville 

R. L. Dobbin, 295 Reid St Peterborough 

" " A. L. Bennett, 3 Lansdowne Ave - Gait 

" " B. B. Foster Ridgetown 

W. M. Morrow Chatsworth 



COMMITTEES 

Audit and Finance 

R.W. Bro. R. C. Berkinshaw (Chairman), M.W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton, 
R.W. Bros. R. B. Pow, G. F. Clark, C. H. Heels, A. A. Coale, C. H. 
Hesburn, Jas. F. Rapelje, F. G. Chandler, B. E. Easton, Malcolm Rabbitts. 

Benevolence 

R.W. Bro. J. A. Hearn (Chairman), M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, 
R.W. Bros. W. D. Love, E. T. Howe, H. S. Johnston, C. W. Robb, 
C. M. Pitts, R. L. Dobbin, A. L. Bennett, G. F. Clark, W. N. Reyeraft, 
W. C. Drury, C. B. Tyrrell, F. L. Henry, A. W. Bedwell, James Hurd, 
W. M. Morrow. 

Condition of Masonry 

R.W. Bro. C. M. Pitts (Chairman), M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, R.W. 
Bros. G. H. Munson, C. M. Crawford, H. E. Reaume, J. C. Edwards, 
A. H. Moss. 

Consitution and Laws 

M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel (Chairman), M.W. Bros. F. A. Copus, 
W. J. Dunlop, J. A. McRae, C. S. Hamilton. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1948 319 

Fraternal Correspondence 

M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus (.Chairman), M.W. Bros. R. B. Dargavel, 
W. J. Dunlop, C. S. Hamilton ; R.W. Bros. J. P. Maher, R. W. Treleaven, 

E. G. Dixon. 

Fraternal Dead 

R.W. Bro. R. B. Pow (Chairman), R.W. Bros. C. E. Kelly, John 
Ness, Geo. R. Drummond, Geo. Gruchy. 

Fraternal Relatioons 

M.W. Bro. J. A. McRae (Chairman), M.W. Bros. R. B. Dargavel, 

F. A. Copus, W. J. Dunlop, C. S. Hami.ton ; R.W. Bros. J. P. Maher, 
C. W. Robb, C. M. Pitts, E. G. Dixon. 

Grievances and Appeals 

R.W. Bro. R. W. Treleaven (Chairman), M.W. Bros. R. B. Dargavel, 
F. A. Copus, W. J. Dunlop, J. A. McRae, C. S. Hamilton ; R.W. Bro*. 
E. G. Dixon, Smith Shaw, George C. Gage, J. N. Allan, C. J. Ray; 
V.W. Bros. J. R. Rumball. J. W. Watters. 

Library 

R.W. Bro. H. L. Martyn (Chairman). M.W. Bro. J. A. McRae; 
R.W. Bros. John Ness, E. A. Miller, H. E. McBride, A. G. Cranham, 
N. F. Johnson, T. H. Williamson. 

Masonic Education 

R.W. Bro. N. C. Hart (Chairman), M.W. Bros. W. J. Dunlop, J. A. 
McRae ; R.W. Bros. E. G. Dixon, W. L. Wright, J. B. Smith, C. W. 
Robb, H. S. Johnston, A. L. Bennett, J. J. Robins. R. C. Ellis, N. A. 
MacEachern, R. B. Foster, W. M. Morrow, James Semple. 

Printing 

R.W. Bro. H. S. Johnston (Chairman), R.W. Bros. Joseph Lesser, 
J. A. Robb, W. E. Clark, S. C. Wood, H. J. Kastner. 

Warrents 

R.W. Bro. B. F. Nott (Chairman), M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus; R.W. 
Bros'. E. G. Dixon, J. H. Burnett, C. F. Ayerst, Walter Van Wyck, 
William Dalziel 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND LODGE 



Award Committee — Meritorious Service Medal 

M.W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton (Chairman), M.W. Bros. R. B. Dargavel, 
W. J. Dunlop. 

Regalia Committee 

R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher (Chairman), M.W. Bros. T. H. Simpson, 
R. B. Dargavel, C. S. Hamilton ; R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon. 



320 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

"Food Parcels for Britain" Committee 

R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher (Chairman), M.W. Bros. T. H. Simpson, 
R. B. Dargavel, F. A. Copus, W. J. Dunlop, C. S. Hamilton ; R.W. Bros. 
G. F. Clark, J. A. Hearn, E. G. Dixon. 

War Service Committee 

M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus (Chairman), M.W. Bros. T. H. Simpson, 

R. B. Dargavel. W. J. Dunlop, J. A. McRae, C. S. Hamilton ; R.W. 

Bros. E. G. Dixon, H. G. French, N. F. D. Kelley, C. M. Pitts, R. W. 
Treleaven. 



Grand Lodge Bulletin 

R.W. Bro. E. A. Miller, Editor, 216 St. George Street, London. 



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324 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 
HONORARY OFFICERS 

•Henry T. Backus Michigan 1857 P.G.M. 

•Philip C. Tucker Vermont 1857 P.G.M. 

•Michael Furnell Ireland - - — 1857 P.D.D.G.M. 

♦Robert Morris Kentucky 1858 P.D.G.M. 

•Thos. .G Ridout Toronto 1859 _ P.G.M. 

♦Aldis Bernard Montreal I860 P.G.M. 

♦Thomas Drummond — — _ 1862 _ P.G.J.W. 

•John H. Graham Richmond 1864 — P.G.J.W. 

•Jas. V. MacKey Ireland. — -1867 P.G.S.W. 

•Brackstone Baker England 1868 P.G.S.W. 

•Sir John A. Macdonald™. Kingston _.1868 P.G.S.W. 

♦John V. Ellis New Brunswick 1869 P.G.S.W. 

♦Rev. C. P. Bliss New Brunswick 1871 P.G. Chap. 

♦Wm. H. Fraser Wisconsin 1873 P.G. Reg. 

♦H. A. MacKay Hamilton- 1873 —P.G. Reg. 

♦Thos. White, jr Montreal 1874 P.G.M. 

♦J. A. Lockwood New York 1882 P.G.S.W. 

♦Otto Klotz Preston — 1885 P.G.M. 

♦Geo. C .Patterson Toronto 1897 P.G. Reg. 

♦T. R. Barton Toronto - __1897 P.G. Reg. 

♦J. J. Ramsay Toronto 1897 - P.G. Reg. 

♦Kivas Tully Toronto 1897 P.G.M. 

♦W. A. Sutherland New York 1900 P.G.M. 

♦J. J. Mason Hamilton 1900 P.G.M. 

♦Chief Justice Gerald Fitz- 

Gibbon— Ireland..— 1900 P.G.S.W. 

♦R. L. Shriner Toronto 1900 P.G. Reg. 

♦Alex. Patterson Toronto— 1901 __P.G. Reg. 

♦H.R.H. Duke of Connaught—England— 1902 P.G.M. 

♦Lord Ampthill— — England 1919 P.G.M. 

Gerald Fitzgibbon. K.C Ireland——. 1920 P.G.S.W. 

Rt. Hon. Lord Desborough, 

K.C.V.O England 1920. — .P.G.S.W. 

Stanley Machin, J.P England _ 1920 P.G.S.W. 

Jas. H. Stirling Ireland — 1920 —P.G.S.W. 

A. Cecil Powell England 1920 P.G.J.W. 

John Dickens England 1920 _ P.G.J.W. 

♦R. F. Richardson Strathroy 1920 P.G. Reg. 

♦Sir George McLaren Brown. England 1921 P.G. Reg. 

Sir John Ferguson England 1923 P.G.S.W. 

H. Hamilton-Wedderburn England _ 1923 P.G.J.W. 

Arthur E. Carlyle England 1923 __ P.G.J.W. 

♦Dudley H Ferrell Massachusetts _ _ 1923 P.G.M. 

*Chas. H. Ramsay Massachusetts 1923 P.G.S.W. 

Frank H. Hilton Massachusetts 1923 P.G.J.W. 

A. Beitler Pennsylvania 1923 P.G.M. 

S. W. Goodyear Pennsylvania 1923 P.D.G.M. 

♦George Ross Toronto 1925 P.G. Reg. 

♦Chas. B. Murray Toronto 1925 P.G. Reg. 

♦Sir Alfred Robbins England — 1927 — P.G.S.W. 

Earl of Stair Scotland 1931 P.G.M. 

Lord Donoughmore Ireland - 1931 P.G.M. 

♦Viscount Galway England 1931— —P.G.S.W. 

Canon F. J. C. Gillmor England ...._ 1931 — —P.G. Chap. 

J. Bridges, Eustace England.- 1931— — P.G. Reg. 

Robt. J. Soddy England 1933 P.G.Sd. 

Gen. Sir Francis Davies England...- _ 1938— P.D.G.M. 

Canon Thomas T. Blockley England .1938 P.G. Chap. 

Rt. Hon. Viscount de Vesci_ England _ 1933 — P.G.S.W. 

Major R. L. Loyd England 1938 — P.G. Reg. 

Raymond F. Brooke Ireland __ - -. 1938 - P.D.G M. 

Rt. Hon. Lord Farnham Ireland - 1938 -.P.G.S.W. 

Dr. W E. Thrift Ireland 1938... —P.G.J.W. 

Gen. Sir Norman A. 

Orr-Ewing Scotland - '°3S P G.M. 

♦T. G. Winning Scotland _ __ 1938 P.G.J.W. 

Joseph E. Perry Massachusetts 1938 P.G.M. 

Reginald Harris - Nova Scotia _ _ 1 938 P.G.M. 

Norman T. Avard Nova Scotia 1938 P.G.M. 

Sir E. H. Cooper.— England 1940 P.G. Reg. 

♦Deceased 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 325 

LIST OF GRAND LODGES 
With Name and Address of the Grand Secretaries 

The United Kingdom 

England -..Sydney A. White London 

Ireland _ ...H. C. Shellard - Dublin 

Scotland A. F. Buchan Edinburgh 

Dominion of Canada 

Alberta George Moore Calgary 

British Columbia W. R. Simpson Vancouver 

Manitoba .....P. T. Pilkey Winnipeg 

New Brunswick R. D. Magee _._.. St. John 

Nova Scotia R. V. Harris Halifax 

Prince Edward Is L. A. McDougall Charlottetown 

Quebec W. W. Williamson Montreal 

Saskatchewan Robt. A. Tate Regina 

Other British Countries 

Newfoundland 

(Eng. Con) ......A. G. Miles St. John's 

Newfoundland 

(Scotch Con.) E. F. Peters .St. John's 

New South Wales.... J. S. Miller Sydney 

New Zealand H. A. Lamb ....__ Christchurch 

Queensland E. G. Radford Brisbane 

South Australia. ....F. J. Ellen Adelaide 

Tasmania H. A. Wilkinson Hobart 

Victoria Wm. Stewart Melbourne 

Western Australia F. W. M. Sanders -Perth 

United States of America 

Alabama Chas. H. Stubinger Montgomery 

Arizona H. A. Drachman Tucson 

Arkansas W. A. Thomas Little Rock 

California Lloyd E. Wilson San Francisco 

Colorado Harry W. Bundy Denver 2 

Connecticut Earl K. Haling ..Hartford 



326 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Delaware _ C. R. Jones Wilmington 

Dist. of Columbia A. H. Clayton Washington 

Florida Geo. W. Huff Jacksonville 

Georgia Daniel W. Locklin. Macon 

Idaho C. I. Rush ..„ Boise 

Illinois -~.R. C. Davenport T Harrisburg 

Indiana Dwight L. Smith Indianapolis 

Iowa Earl B. Delzell Cedar Rapids 

Kansas E. F. Strain .Topeka 

Kentucky A. E. Orton — Louisville 

Louisiana D. P. Laguens New Orleans 

Maine ..C. E. Leach Portland 

Maryland Claud Shaffer .Baltimore 

Massachusetts Frank H. Hilton Boston 

Michigan F. H. Newton Grand Rapids 

Minnesota ... John H. Anderson St. Paul 

Mississippi Sid. F. Curtis Meridian 

Missouri Harold L. Reader — _St. Louis 

Montana L. T. Hauberg Helena 

Nebraska C. R. Greisen Omaha 

Nevada E. C. Peterson Carson City 

New Hampshire - J. M. Dresser Concord 

New Jersey Isaac Cherry Trenton 

New Mexico LaMoine Langston .Albuquerque 

New York George R. Irving .. New York 

North Carolina Wilbur L. Mclver Raleigh 

North Dakota Walter L. Stockwell .....Fargo 

Ohio Harry S. Johnson Cincinnati 

Oklahoma C. A. Sturgeon Guthrie 

Oregon Harry D. Proudfoot — Portland 

Pennsylvania Matthew Gait, Jr... Philadelphia 

Rhode Island ._ N. A. Hyland Providence 

South Carolina 0. Frank Hart Columbia 

South Dakota Elvin F. Strain Sioux Falls 

Tennessee T. E. Doss Nashville 

Texas G. H. Belew Waco 

Utah E. R. Gibson Salt Lake City 

Vermont A. H. Grout Burlington 

Virginia James N. Hillman Richmond 

Washington John I. Preissner Tacoma 

West Virginia I. W. Coffman Charleston 

Wisconsin Wm. F. Weiler Milwaukee 

Wyoming Irving E. Clark Casper 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 327 

Other Countries 

Bahia (Brazil) A. A. DaSilva Bahia 

Chile R. C. Oliveria ..„ Santiago 

Colombia 

Barranquilla Gualberto Barba Barranquilla 

Colombia Bogota.. Alfredo Gomez Venegas Bogota 

Colombia CartagenaA. J. Valverde -.-Cartagena 

Costa Rica Enrique Chaves B.,. San Jose 

Cuba Dr. Constantino Pais Havana 

Denmark A. T. Troedsson Copenhagen 

Ecuador Augusto Jijon T. Guyaquil 

France, Nationale ...H. J. Hantler Neuilly-Sur-Seine 

Guatemala Jose 0. Castaneda _ Guatemala 

Mexico York .._..F. T. Berger Mexico City 

Netherlands Dr. A. A. Galestin. The Hague 

Norway _ 0. Brinchmann-Hansen Oslo 

Panama M. Solis _ Panama 

Para (Brazil) Fernando T. de Araujo Para 

Paraiba (Brazil) J. C. C. Nobrega -Paraiba 

Peru Pedro F. Rodo Lima 

Philippines Antonio Gonzalez Manila 

Porto Rico Angel M. Torres San Juan 

Sweden _ .Eric Hallin Stockholm 

Switzerland Alfred Siza Berne 



328 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GRAND 

LODGE OF CANADA, NEAR OTHER GRAND 

LODGES 

The United Kingdom 

England W. H. V. Darell England 

Ireland Thomas Jackson Dublin 

Scotland Viscount Traprain Edinburgh 

Dominion of Canada 

Alberta ...... _F. P. Galbraith Red Deer 

British Columbia Geo. C. Derby ..... ..-Vancouver 

Manitoba W. D. Lawrence Winnipeg 

New Brunswick A. C. Lemmon St. John 

Nova Scotia _._..W. E. Ryder _ ...Dartmouth 

Prince Edward Is T. Gordon Ives Charlottetown 

Quebec H. A. Mitchell Knowlton 

Saskatchewan ..„ F. C. Wilson Regina 

Other British Countries 

New South Wales E. A. Brearley _ Sydney 

New Zealand Sir Stephen S. Allen Morrinsville 

Queensland F. R. Taylor .....Brisbane 

South Australia „..._..T. Phelps Adelaide 

Tasmania H. A. Wilkinson Hobart 

Victoria Walter Kemp Melbourne 

Western Australia H. B. Collett Perth 

United States of America 

Alabama Ethridge J. Garrison Ashland 

Arizona W. E. Hogel ...Globe 

Arkansas - John T. Karns ...Marshall 

California Earl Thaxter ...Los Angeles 



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Colorado E. J. Wittelshofer Denver 

Connecticut .. Clarence 0. Lister Bridgeport 

Delaware Wm. E. Matthews, Jr...„..Smyrna 

Dist. of Columbia Wm. T. Ballard ...Washington 

Florida Jesse C. Clark Pensacola 

Georgia ...Berthram B. Bell ..Fort Benriing 

Idaho M. W. Kelley ...Gooding 

Illinois H. M. Robinson Chicago 

Indiana — ...Orvis A. Dellinger Fort Wayne 

Iowa W. A. Westfall ...Mason City 

Kansas J. H. Stewart, Jr Wichita 

Kentucky _ W. R. Harris Union City 

Louisiana D. H. Selph Bunkie 

Maine J. Abernethy West Pembroke 

Maryland ._..H. B. Wright Preston 

Massachusetts — H. C. Pollard _ ...Lowell 

Michigan _.W. H. Parker ...East Tawa 

Minnesota Herman Held Mankato 

Mississippi __- Thomas Q. Ellis Jackson 

Missouri ..„ Robt. C. Duffin ...St. Louis 

Montana Geo. P. Porter _ Helena 

Nebraska - Edward F. Carter Lincoln 

Nevada — V. G. Kester Reno 

New Hampshire Harold 0. Cady North Conway 

New Jersey Ernest A. Reed Newark 

New Mexico Arthur C. Culver Albuquerque 

New York R- N. DeNiord ...Buffalo 

North Carolina H. M. Poteat Wake Forest 

North Dakota G. W. Stewart Mandan 

Ohio -.. Geo H. Hess Springfield 

Oklahoma H. A. Butler Allen 

Oregon - Percy R. Kelly Salem 

Rhode Island Clarence P. Bearce E. Providence 

South Carolina Arden A. Lemon Harnwell 

South Dakota M. E. Crockett ...Sisseton 

Tennessee _ Geo. R. Martin ...Winchester 

Texas Elmer Renfro Fort Worth 

Utah J. G. Titley .Ogden 

Vermont L. P. Wilkins Rutland 

Virginia - Wm. S. Pettit Richmond 

Washington — Ford Q. Elvidge Seattle 

West Virginia T. R. Reed Charleston 

Wisconsin ...Wallace M. Comstock.. Oconto 



330 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Other Countries 



Bahia ( Brazil) 

Chile A. I. Palma _ 

Colombia Alex. S. Hamilton . 

Barranquilla 

Colombia Bogota A. Carnicelli „ 

Colombia Cartagena. W. R. Blackmore 

Costa Rica .Miguel Yamuni 

Cuba L. C. Patten _....„ 

Denmark A. T. Troedsson 

Ecuador _._ -Ramon G. Martin 

France, Nationale A. V. Clark 



Guatemala ..... 
Mexico York 
Netherlands _ 

Norway 

Panama 



.Bernardo A. Tello 



_.Dr. A. M. R. Beguin 

A. B. Laurentzon 

Chas. Qvistgard 

Para (Brazil ) — 

Paraiba (Brazil) _...A. de A. Simoes 

Peru ..Eduardo Laverque 

Philippines A. C. DelRosario 

Porto Rico Antonio Corretjer, Jr.. 

Sweden K. A. F. Goransson _ 

Switzerland -E. Baumgartner 



Saetago 
Barranquilla 

.Bogota 
.Mexico City 

Camaguey 
Copenhagen 

. Guyaquil 
Paris 

. Guatemala 

.The Hague 
. Oslso 
.Colon 

-Paraiba 

.Lima 

. Manila 

.Ponce 

Sandviken 

Bienne 



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331 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER GRAND 

LODGES NEAR THE GRAND LODGE 

OF CANADA 



England 
Ireland . 
Scotland 



The United Kingdom 

L B. Dargavel Toronto 

F. A. Copus Owen Sound 

W. J. Dunlop _. ...Toronto 



The Dominion of Canada 



Alberta J. P. Maher Toronto 

British Columbia Geo. L. Gardiner _._ Toronto 

Manitoba C. S. Hamilton Toronto 

New Brunswick —J. A. V. Preston Orangeville 

Nova Scotia C. W. Robb . _ Toronto 

Prince Edward Is Geo. H. Ryerson Brantford 

Quebec Smith Shaw Toronto 

Saskatchewan Richard E. Mills _ Elora 

Other British Countries 

New South Wales — Walter T. Robb _. ..Orangeville 

New Zealand . -T. A. Ross _ Ottawa 

Queensland — H. L. Martyn Toronto 

South Australia ...Andrew M. Heron ...Toronto 

Tasmania E. W. E. Saunders Toronto 

Victoria .....A. B. Rice Toronto 

Western Australia John Stevenson _ Stratford 



United States of America 

Alabama B. B. Hodge Hamilton 

Arizona ...Charles E. Kelly Hamilton 

Arkansas E. T. Howe -Windsor 

California N. C. Hart ..London 

Colorado H. Minchinton. Toronto 

Connecticut _._..W. F. Reynolds Brockville 

Delaware E. A. Carleton Stirling 

Dist. of Columbia John Wilson Toronto 

Florida J. R. Simpson ...Toronto 



332 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Georgia . .. W.J.Thompson Sault Ste. Marie 

Idaho John Mills Hanover 

Illinois J. A. Hearn Toronto 

Indiana . Donald M. Sutherland...Embro 

Kansas Harry Broughton Sault Ste. Marie 

Kentucky W. J. Gibson Kingston 

Louisiana H. C. Tugwell Toronto 

Maine - J. R. Crocker Hamilton 

Maryland 0. J. Newell . Hamilton 

Massachusetts T. H. Simpson ..Hamilton 

Michigan H. G. French Toronto 

Minnesota - J. S. McCullough New Liskeard 

Mississippi C. 0. Hemphill _ Waterloo 

Missouri Geo. DeKleinhans Kitchener 

Montana J. Birnie Smith London 

Nebraska C. M. Pitts ....Ottawa 

Nevada .... W. R. Ledger Toronto 

New Hampshire ...Geo. Hart ...Oshawa 

New Jersey — Thos. Montgomery ......Sarnia 

New Mexico Wm. Bailey Toronto 

New York G. F. Kingsmill London 

North Carolina John A. McRae Kingston 

North Dakota Gordon Young . Strathroy 

Ohio G. 0. Coales Toronto 

Oklahoma R. Reade Davis ...Toronto 

Oregon W. D. Love _ London 

Rhode Island J. Fred Reid Windsor 

South Carolina Ewart G. Dixon Hamilton 

South Dakota _ B. S. Sheldon Toronto 

Tennessee R. B. Pow Fort William 

Texas ..A. W. Baker Guelph 

Utah G. W. McRae ..Toronto 

Vermont Jas. M. Malcolm [ngersoll 

Virginia J. G. McDonald . ...Aurora 

Washington N. F. D. Kelley Toronto 

West Virginia W. D. Connor Hamilton 

Wisconsin H. S. Johnston „ Lindsay 

Other Countries 

Bahia (Brazil) A. P. Freed Port Arthur 

Chile Ed. Worth Chatham 

Colombia 

Barranquilla B. F. Nott — North Bay 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1948 333 

Colombia Bogota J. H. Burke Port Stanley 

Colombia Cartagena. Ernest E. Bruce Kincardine 

Costa Rica F. Davey Diamond Belleville 

Cuba _ W. A. Drummond Toronto 

Denmark Chas. A. Seager London 

Ecuador J. X. Allan Dunnville 

France, Nationale A. E. MacGregor Toronto 

Guatemala Wm. J. Attig Hamilton 

Mexico, York _ - 

Netherlands G. E. French Niagara Falls 

Norway _ ...Axel Knutson -Port Arthur 

Panama _ 

Para (Brazil) A. D. McRae Vankleek Hill 

Paraiba (Brazil) Albert E, Bottum. Bobcaygeon 

Peru F. C. Bonnycastle -....Campbellford 

Philippines P. N. Knight Alliston 

Porto Rico Karl B. Conger Ottawa 

Sweden C. H. Reeve Toronto 

Switzerland W. S. Milmine Stoney Creek 



FOREWORD 



Those who are genuinely interested in the welfare of 
the Craft will read the subjoined Reviews with a great deal 
of pleasure, for they constitute an almost unbroken record 
of successful endeavour in the cause of Freemasonry. But 
that pleasure will not be unmixed with concern, because 
while the Reviews reveal large gains in membership by 
practically every Grand Lodge throughout the world, a very 
real concern comes from the fear lest the bars have been 
too generally lowered and quality sacrificed to quantity. 
It is a concern that has been much in the minds of our own 
Masonic leaders, and perusal of the proceedings of other 
Grand Lodges shows an almost universal fear of this threat 
to the good and welfare of the Craft. It would appear that 
no other feature of present trends in Freemasonry presents 
more pressing need for careful attention by all Lodges 
everywhere. 

Coincident with this marked increase in membership 
there flares up again the ever-interesting debate as to the 
desirability or otherwise of the Lodge with a large member- 
ship. Such Lodges are noticeably characteristic of Free- 
masonry in many parts of the United States, while the Lodge 
with a comparatively small membership is almost universal 
in Great Britain. In the larger centres in this Jurisdiction 
and even in some of the smaller cities the matter is becoming 
of major interest. Readers of these Reviews will find some 
interesting thoughts on the subject under the headings of 
New South Wales, Oregon, Western Australia, Scotland, 
District of Columbia, Wyoming and South Australia, to- 
gether with the remarks of Sir Ernest Cooper at the United 
Grand Lodge of England. A quite significant contribution 
on the same subject by R.W. Bro. Kern, of Pennsylvania 
(one of our guests at this Communication), will be found 
under Maryland. The matter is one that sooner or later 
might well engage the attention of our own Grand Lodge. 

Of interest to all, and of particular interest to those 
of us who have had the pleasure of attending previous 
events of this nature in England and Scotland, is the story 
of the installation of the Duke of Devonshire as Grand 
Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, to be found 
under the Review of that Grand Lodge's Proceedings. It 
again brings to our minds the intimate connection of the 
Royal Family of England with our Craft. It recalls the 
great ceremony of 1939 when thirteen thousand Masons 
from all parts of the world assembled to take part in the 
installation of the late lamented Duke of Kent as Grand 
Master of the United Grand Lodge, the installation being 
conducted by the King. It is splendidly evident that, despite 
the terrific strain of the years since that first installation, 



His Majesty retains his love of the Craft. Truly the story 
of this latest installation is a moving one, not the least 
important portion of the proceedings being the ringing 
declaration of the newly installed Grand Master as to the 
real foundation stone of English Freemasonry — the Volume 
of the Sacred Law. So mote it be. 

Immediately pressing in all Grand Jurisdictions under 
review is a problem that is a definite outgrowth of world 
events of the last ten years — requests for recognition by 
bodies that claim to be Masonic, the requests coming both 
from Europe and from Latin America. It is of interest to 
note that in Great Britain, as here in Canada, there has been 
a policy of "wait and see" with respect to these requests, 
the hope being that with the efflux of time the present con- 
fused situation may clarify. On the other hand the Reviews 
show a diversity of action in the United States, recognition 
having been extended in some instances in quite surprising 
directions. It is to be hoped that Grand Lodges that have 
thus taken definite action will not have reason for regret 
in the future. The remarks on this very important subject 
by the Grand Master of Maine and by Lord Donoughmore, 
Grand Master of Ireland, are especially recommended to 
the attention of Canadian brethren. 

So many matters of importance are touched on in the 
Reviews below that this Foreword could be extended almost 
indefinitely as a guide to the Masonic reader. Limitations 
of space prevent further extended reference, but perhaps 
the following topics should be mentioned as of special in- 
terest: Masonic preceptorship (Colorado), unaffiliated 
Masons (Connecticut), solicitation for "higher Degrees" 
(Illinois), negro Freemasonry (Massachusetts, Colorado and 
Texas), travelling degree teams (Michigan), "Hurry" (New 
Jersey), "Onward" (Ohio), "What do YOU do" (Michigan), 
war effects in the East (Philippine Islands), interesting rul- 
ings, (New Zealand), on reading Reviews, (Oregon), physical 
fitness (Rhode Island), too many candidates (Washington), 
the upward revision of dues (Tennessee), a too silent Masonry 
(Vermont"), militant Freemasonry (Texas), and the import 
of the Hiramic legend (Washington). 

The lamented death of M.W. Bro. Herrington, for seven 
years chairman of the Committee on Foreign Correspond- 
ence, has necessitated changes in connection with the prepa- 
ration of this Report, a new Committee having been named 
by the Grand Master to take charge of the matter. The 
Reviews subjoined hereto are the product of the careful 
reading and the ready pen of just one experienced Free- 
mason, R.W. Bro. A. E. MacGregor, of Toronto, and to him 
the Committee wish to express their sincere appreciation 
for the outstandingly successful carrying out of "his arduous 

FRANK A. COPUS, 
Chairman Committee on Foreign Correspondence. 



Fraternal Correspondence and Reviews 



ALABAMA— 1947 

Grand Master — Clarence E. Michaels. 
Lodges, 413. Membership, 54,537. Gain, 4,306. 



On the evening of November 18th, 1947, the One Hun- 
dred and Twenty-seventh Annual Communication was opened 
by Grand Master Michaels in the Masonic Temple in the 
city of Montgomery. Our representative, Bro. Ethridge J. 
Garrison of Ashland, was present. 

M.W. Bro. Michaels motored some nine thousand miles 
about the State during a busy year of office. He reports: 
"I made special effort to visit with the smaller, so-called 
country lodges, and my experience has taught me that it 
was a wise choice. This is not a reflection on the larger 
lodges, where I was received with all due respect and cour- 
tesies. The smaller lodges do not have the opportunities 
that are enjoyed by the larger lodges and they are eager 
for information and advice. Thank God for these small 
groups that continue to spread the story of our philosophy 
in the smaller settlements by their daily lives." 

The Masonic Home which operated for the year on a 
budget of $43,000 was first opened in 1913. The Grand 
Master recommended that a thorough study be made as to 
the cost of replacing the present buildings. He also recom- 
mended that the term of office for the Grand Master be 
shortened to one year and the Committee of Jurisprudence 
recommended that this proposal be submitted to the lodges 
for their action. The result will therefore be known at 
the next Annual Communication. 

Irving E. Farmer of Fort Payne was elected and in- 
stalled as Grand Master. He is an energetic man in the 
mid-forties, a native of Alabama, in religion a Baptist, who 
was initiated at the age of 21 and four years later elected 
Worshipful Master of his lodge. 



4 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

ALBERTA— 1947 

Grand Master — Arthur G. Bond. 
Lodges, 152. Membership, 13,043. Gain, 816. 

The Forty-second Annual Communication was held at 
Calgary, June 11th and 12th, 1947. Fourteen Past Grand 
Masters were present, one of them being our Grand Repre- 
sentative, namely, M.W. Bro. George F. Ellis of Calgary. 
One hundred and twenty-four chartered lodges were repre- 
sented. The Grand Master extended a most cordial and 
enthusiastic greeting to our own M.W. Bro. Charles S. 
Hamilton, giving him credit for having rendered "possibly 
the greatest contribution to Canadian Freemasonry during 
the past year, in his planning and launching of the pre- 
liminary organization meeting of the British North America 
Association of Sovereign Grand Lodges of Freemasonry." 
M.W. Bro. Hamilton was the speaker at the evening banquet 
and on the following day he was made an Honorary Past 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Alberta. 

Grand Master Bond reported on a conference of lodge 
principal officers which he had arranged as a test gathering 
to consider Planned Lodge Masonry. The subjects listed for 
discussion were: 

1. Preparation for the Master's Chair. 

2. Master and Secretary Co-operation. 

3. The Master's year in office. 

4. Preparation of degree ceremonies. 

5. Masonic research and educational plans. 

6. The types and value of attractive lodge summons. 

7. Investigation Committee duties. 

8. Inter-lodge visitation plans. 

9. Jurisdiction education through the printed Proceed- 
ings. 

10. Lodge attendance stimuli. 

The Grand Master felt that as the result of this meet- 
ing, there would be more efficient administration in the 
lodges and he commended the Plan to his successor in office. 

The Reports of the eighteen District Deputy Grand 
Masters provide most interesting reading. Of his visit to 
Yellowknife Lodge, U.D., in February of 1947, their D.D.G.M. 
writes, "The temperature was 62 degrees below zero, in 
spite of which the attendance was excellent." 

The Report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence 
is presented by M.W. Bro. Ireland and the Proceedings of 
sixty-one Grand Jurisdictions are most capably reviewed. 
Our 1946 Annual Communication is one of them. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 5 

The Senior Grand Warden, Arthur D. dimming of Cal- 
gary, was elected as Grand Master for the ensuing year and 
the Installation and Investiture were carried out by M.W. Bro. 
John Martland of Edmonton. The Forty-third Annual Com- 
munication will open in Edmonton on June 9th, 1948. 



ARIZONA— 1947 

Grand Master — Arnold E. Schaffner. 
Lodges, 39. Membership, 7,353. Gain, 469. 

The City of Phoenix having been selected as the meeting 
place for the Sixty-fifth Annual Communication, the brethren 
assembled in the Masonic Temple there on the morning of 
April 16th, 1947. All the constituent lodges were represented. 
Wor. Bro. William E. Hogel, of White Mountain Lodge, No. 3, 
at Globe, was present as our Grand Representative. 

In commenting on the Grand Master's Address, the Com- 
mittee, after having congratulated him on his faithful atten- 
tion to his official duties, added that "it is not mentioned 
in his report, but our Grand Master was married during the 
year, and we recommend that this act of his also be 
approved." 

The Address of Grand Orator Crawford is an earnest 
plea for greater faith. "Masonry has its very roots and 
foundation in not only a belief but a trust in God. To whom 
do we turn when the night is blackest and despair is about 
to engulf us? We turn to God, do we not? Then why not 
turn to Him now, every day? If we have that faith that 
pulls us through the dark hours, will not that same faith 
pull us through the ordinary hours? Will not our professed 
faith in God make possible the Kingdom of God on earth? 
Then we will have brotherly love. Then there will be peace 
on earth and good will toward all mankind. Masons can 
and must take the lead in bringing about this Kingdom of 
God. If we have faith, all things can be conquered. We as 
Masons do have faith, faith in God. We can conquer all 
things if we but put our faith into action." 

The Committee on Correspondence recommended that fra- 
ternal recognition be extended to the Gran Logia de Bolivia 
and the Gran Logia Xacional de Columbia. This report was 
accepted and approved. 

There is an excellent report by the Committee on Survey 
of Masonic Home. It gives certain statistics on the cost 
of establishment and operation of such activities in thirty- 
six grand jurisdictions. The arguments "pro" and "con" are 



6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ' 

succinctly summarized and in conclusion the Committee 
recommended that, on account of high building costs, any 
decision to build should be postponed for at least five years. 
They further recommended that "our program of home relief 
be continued. We favour that type of relief for Masons, 
widows and their orphans." This report was accepted and 
adopted. 

William M. Cox of Bisbee was elected as Grand Master 
and the time and place of the next Annual Communication 
was announced for April 7th, 1948, in the City of Tuscon. 



ARKANSAS— 1947 

Grand Master — John W. Hamilton. 
Lodges, 381. Membership, 43,175. Gain, 3,695. 

It is with considerable pleasure that your reviewer 
acknowledges the receipt of the Arkansas 1947 Proceedings 
as it is over ten years now since there has been the oppor- 
tunity to read of the activities of the Craft there. The One 
Hundred and Sixth Communication was opened in Little Rock 
on Tuesday, November 18th, 1947, and the Grand Secretary 
is to be congratulated on the very presentable volume which 
reached us in two months after the sessions closed. The 
paper is of good quality and the printing clear and well 
set up. We regret that we do not see the name of our 
representative, John P. Karns of Marshall, in the list of 
those present for the roll-call. Our own Grand Master, 
•M.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson, is the representative here of the 
Grand Lodge of Arkansas. 

In his Annual Address, M.W. Bro. Hamilton said that he 
had appointed a special Committee to study and report on 
the methods of holding trials in the subordinate lodges. He 
was convinced that much of the procedure was out of date, 
and he also expressed the opinion that the lodges should be 
relieved of the embarrassment of trying their own members. 
He commended the Order of DeMolay and the Order of Rain- 
bow for Girls as worthy organizations which should have the 
support of Arkansas Masons. 

In December 1946 the Arkansas Research Lodge, No. 
739, was constituted and four papers prepared by its mem- 
bers are incorporated as an appendix to the Proceedings. 
These writings deal with the early days of Masonry in 
Arkansas. The line of authentic descent is traced from the 
Grand Lodge of England, through the Grand Lodges of 
South Carolina and Pennsylvania, which in turn chartered the 
lodges which formed the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, and 



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through lodges chartered by that Grand body the Grand 
Lodge of Arkansas came into being. Much valuable and 
interesting history is contained in these papers and the Grand 
Master recommended that they be printed in pamphlet form 
for general distribution to all the subordinate lodges. 

During his term of office M.W. Bro. Hamilton had 
granted dispensations for the formation of four new lodges. 
He deals at some length with the question of physical fit- 
ness, quoting the governing section of the Constitution 
which reads in part, "no person must be made a Mason 
unless he is a man of full age, of good character, honest 
and upright; he must have the use of his limbs and members, 
as a man ought to have, and with no defect as may incapaci- 
tate him to learn the art, to give all due signs and saluta- 
tions; to comply fully and entirely with all the duties and 
obigations assumed by him toward the Craft at large and 
individual brethren." The Grand Master comments, "thus 
you will see that a man without a right hand cannot be made 
a Mason, but a man with an artificial foot who can make 
the step and take the positions necessary, can be made a 
Mason. Our present law is inconsistent in that it bars some 
physically unsound men and permits others, equally unsound, 
to be made Masons." 

There is a Masonic Building at the Arkansas Tubercu- 
losis Sanatorium and this praiseworthy effort is financed 
by Arkansas Masons. At the time of Grand Lodge there 
were 82 children being hospitalized. A day school is set 
up in the building and studies completed there are duly 
accredited by the State Board of Education. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence reported 
that a large number of requests for recognition had been 
received. They recommended that as the Grand Lodge of 
Massachusetts recognzies ten Grand Lodges in Mexico, that 
these same bodies be recognized by the Grand Lodge of 
Arkansas. 

Here are some 'thoughts from the Grand Orator's 
Address. "In whatever rank or condition of life man may 
be placed, he is ever reminded of the necessity of some 
bond or link to connect him with his fellows to which he 
may cling — either to maintain him in his eminence or to 
assist him in his adversities. His history, which all of 
us have read on the pages of the battle of life, present too 
plainly and vividly that human error, aided and instigated 
by human prejudice, has ever failed to perfect his aim 
or direct aright his energies. We are constantly impelled 
to the conclusion that associated action and combined effort 
can accomplish the great ends more securely than individual 
energy acting above and unaided." 



8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"We are often asked why we spend our evenings away 
from our families, attending lodge meetings. The answer 
is that new members may assume the vows of brother- 
hood, and the old ones renew the covenant. Quietly and 
secretly in these meetings, we are building the ship that 
will weather such gales as challenge the political and re- 
ligious rights of man." 

Noah Stockburger, of Winslow (near the northwest cor- 
ner of the State), was elected as Grand Master. The One 
Hundred and Seventh Communication will open in Little 
Rock on November 16th, 1948. 



BRITISH COLUMBIA— 1947 

Grand Master — Kilburn K. Reid. 
Lodges, 118. Membership, 15,396. Gain, 958. 

The Grand Lodge of the Pacific Province met at New 
Westminster on the 19th of June, 1947, for the Seventy-sixth 
Annual Communication. The regular officers were sup- 
ported by an array of twelve Past Grand Masters and 
ninety-seven Past District Deputy Grand Masters. Our 
Grand Lodge was worthily represented by M.W. Bro. 
George C. Derby of Vancouver. 

In his Annual Address, Grand Master Reid thus ex- 
pressed his concept of practical Masonry: "If any man in- 
sists in discovering something in this world to be unhappy 
over, there is nothing in the world to prevent his finding 
i<t. If you want to go through life with a chip on your 
shoulder and a grudge in your heart, any man will discover 
lots of opportunities to encourage him. On the other hand, 
if a man has a positive purpose, and an appreciative atti- 
tude, he will discover an abundance of things to be happy 
over and be thankful for. It is a great day in any man's 
life when he discovers that no situation is without its re- 
deeming elements, no task without its interesting oppor- 
tunities, and that no circumstance, be it good or ill, is 
without its challenge to achieve and acquire better things. 
It is our duty as Freemasons to show men the way, the 
certain way of peace, co-operation and confident hope." 

"Freemasonry does not stand before us to-day as a 
great untried theory — it is practical. Its fundamental prin- 
ciples should be the fundamental principles of our lives in 
all our human relationships. Every amelioration of human 
conditions is interpreting a fragment of our Masonic creed. 
So long as there is a sorrow to be assuaged, a human need 
to be supplied, a widow and an orphan to be cared for, a 



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deed of mercy to be performed, and so long as Freemasons 
are true 'to their trust, so long shall the Masonic Order 
stand." 

Dispensations were issued during the year for the 
formation of four new lodges. Landmark Lodge, No. 128, 
was constituted, and in New Westminster on June 4th, 1947, 
•the Grand Master was present when the mortgage on the 
Temple there was burned, following which he officially 
dedicated the lodge rooms. 

The Address of the Grand Chaplain, the Rev. W. B. 
Willan, deserves to be quoted in its entirety. Here are 
typical phrases: "The Volume of the Sacred Law which 
speaks of man's relationship to God; the Square which 
speaks of our relationship to men; the Compasses which 
deal with our relationship to ourselves." And in closing are 
these words: "May I repeat then the meaning of these Great 
Lights — the Bible symbolizes the activity of God who is The 
Great Architect of the Universe; the Square typifies the 
rule of right conduct; and the Compasses, emblem of that 
res-traint which enables us on all occasions to act according 
to the rule of right." 

Our Proceedings of 1946 are included in the Review by 
the Committee on Foreign Correspondence and we thank 
Wor. Bro. R. W. Ashworth for very kindly comment on 
some of our activities. 

G. Roy Long of Vancouver was elected as Grand Master 
to succeed M.W. Bro. Reid and plans were made to hold 
the Seventy-seventh Annual Communication in Prince 
Rupert on June 17th and 18th, 1948. 



CALIFORNIA— 1947 

Grand Master — John Randle Moore. 
Lodges, 590. Membership, 173,917. Gain, 12,165. 

One cannot rush through the 1947 Proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge of California. In the first place, it is a 560- 
page volume, and secondly, these pages contain so much 
good material that it all deserves leisurely reading. Many 
of the Committee and Special reports are lengthy but are 
so informative that the reader is well repaid for his time. 

The Ninety-eighth Annual Communication commenced 
in San Francisco on the 13th of October, 1947, with 555 
lodges represented. A Devotional Service, conducted by the 
Grand Chaplain, preceded the business session. In his 
Address we note this quotation from C. S. Lewis, "Don't 



10 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbour; 
act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of 
the great secrets." 

The Grand Master reported that he had granted dis- 
pensations for the formation of three new lodges. He had 
convened Grand Lodge for seven ceremonials during the 
year — constituting four lodges, dedicating two lodge halls, 
and laying the corner stone of a new City Hall. He had 
made a trip to the Hawaiian Islands during the month of 
May where he was tendered five official receptions. His 
comment on the state of the Craft there is: "The financial 
conditions of the eight lodges is excellent; membership is 
at an all-time peak; lodge halls are adequate and well kept; 
Masonry is indeed flourishing and the fraternal trade winds 
of harmony prevail." He mentions that when at Kilanea 
Lodge in Hilo, no one could vouch for the Grand Master, 
so it was necessary for him to be examined. He assured' 
his hearers that he had been able to pass the test satis- 
fatorily. 

M.W. Bro. Moore told of his pleasure at having been 
present at several father-and-son meetings. He quotes from 
the ancient Sophocles, "What greater ornament to a son 
than a father's glory or to a father than a son's honour- 
able conduct?" One of his more important recommenda- 
tions was that a new Masonic Temple be erected as a mem- 
orial to California Masons who served and died in World 
War II and also to fittingly mark the centenary of the 
Grand Lodge which would be observed in 1950. This recom- 
mendation received the sympathetic consideration of the 
various Committees to Which it was referred and a full 
report as to a suitable location, the size and scope, the cost 
and method of financing is to be presented to the 1949 
Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. 

Anyone wbo wishes to know something of the subject 
of Negro Freemasonry should read that part of the Grand 
Master's Address in pages 42 to 55 inclusive. Correspond- 
ence which M.W. Bro. Moore had with the Grand Master of 
Massachusetts is quoted. As the situation was somewhat 
serious, the matter was referred to the Committee on Policy 
who recommended "patience and that no present action on 
the subject be taken by this Grand Lodge." This report was 
adopted. 

The Grand Lodge of California takes an active interest 
in the annual observance of Public Schools Week. This fea- 
ture was apparently inaugurated by the Grand Lodge of 
1920. Numerous organizations now endorse the project and 
the time is officially set by the Governor of the State in 
his Proclamation wherein he urges "that all of our citizens 
set aside time during this week (April 28th to May 4th, 



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1947), to better acquaint themselves with ways in which they 
may take a part in the further development of our local 
public schools." 

The Report of the Committee on the Masonic Homes 
reveals that in the Home at Decoto there were living at the 
end of the fiscal year, 172 women and 127 men. The average 
age for women is 78 and for men 77.97 years. Commenting 
•on this population, the Board states that it is "now faced 
with the necessity of denying immediate admission to women, 
because no rooms are available. The reason for this is not 
only the general increase in the average length of life, but 
also the undisputed fact that people with security have a 
greater life expectancy and actually do live more years, and 
cases are numerous where persons admitted to the Home 
and given but a short expectancy by the examining physician, 
actually live for a great many years after going to Decoto." 
In the Covina Home there were 68 resident at the end of 
the year, 45 boys and 23 girls. At the Decoto Home the 
average cost per resident per month is given as $58.50 and 
the amount of $122.45 is said to be the average cost per child 
per month at the Covina Home. The Endowment Fund re- 
ceived contributions through the lodges of $186,398.55 during 
1947 and a further $43,708.00 from individual contributors. 
Our California brethren are to be complimented for their 
most generous support to these institutions. The total of 
this Fund is just under three million dollars — truly a mag- 
nificent sum. 

While California will continue to support the construc- 
tion of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 
they are somewhat critical of the present administration of 
the project. The Committee on Finance "feels this criticism 
is justified. While we are reluctant to recommend further 
appropriations to the Memorial, yet we see no other way out 
and have the faith and good name of the Masons of the 
nation preserved." 

From the Report of the Committee on Masonic History 
Publication, we feel we must quote the story "about having 
the first Lodge Room (of Hollywood Lodge), over a stable at 
Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga, and the members going up 
a narrow stairway to the lodge, then the Tyler pulling up 
the stairway so he could sit in the meetings." On investi- 
gation this was found to be a fact and not fiction. 

The Correspondence Committee Report is arranged topic- 
ally with quotations from various jurisdictions grouped under 
one heading. Under "Foreign Grand Lodges," we note com- 
ment on our 1945 Proceedings. 

Chester H. Warlow of San Francisco was elected and 
installed as the new Grand Master, and notice was given that 
the Ninety-ninth Annual Communication would be held in 
San Francisco in 1948, commencing on Monday, October 
eleventh. 



12 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

COLORADO— 1947 

Grand Master — Grover C. Olinger. 
Lodges, 148. . Membership, 36,370. Gain, 2,167. 

The Grand Lodge of Colorado met in its Eighty-seventh 
Annual Communication in the Consistory Cathedral at Denver 
on the morning of September 16th, 1947. We notice that our 
Grand Representative, Edwin J. Wittelshoffer of Denver, is 
listed as one of the group who were presented to the Grand 
Master. 

The Proceedings of most jurisdictions usually have as 
a frontispiece, a portrait of the presiding and also the newly- 
elected Grand Master. Colorado adds an interesting touch 
by also having cuts of the Chairmen of all the principal 
Committees. Also included in the volume under review, 
there are photographs of three monuments, commemorating 
early days in Colorado Masonry. 

Olin P. Lee, the Grand Orator, has written a very 
thoughtful essay on the Mission of the Craft. His headings 
are that Masonry brings us reverence for personality; that 
real character must distinguish any stable civilization; it 
stresses in its members self-reliance and personal responsi- 
bility; brotherhood, that indissoluble chain of sincere affec- 
tion; and fifth and last, the principle of faith — faith in the 
wisdom, power, goodness and purpose of God. He con- 
cludes: "Some may feel that our aim is not spectacular 
enough. It is all the more solid and fundamental. Others 
may despair that our program is too slow. It is all the more 
certain. For the character that Masonry contemplates is 
one which cannot grow in a day, but must develop in strength 
and resourcefulness through the years. With our numbers, 
our principles, our traditions, the abilities and influence of 
our members, it is necessary only that each of us add his 
utmost loyalty and effort to the sum total of goodness in 
the world." 

The Report of the Committee on Correspondence as writ- 
ten by Past Grand Master Harry L. Baum, is a splendid 
resume of the prevailing tendencies in the Masonic world of 
to-day. Here is his comment on the assimilation of new 
members: "Masonry is, after all, an educational institu- 
tion, and no educational institution functions successfully 
without the expenditure of time and labor. So that is the 
secret; it takes time and work to make Masons." He favors 
the system of Masonic preceptorship, that is, the appoint- 
ment of an older, more experienced and better informed 
Mason for each newly made brother. 

John R. Swinton, of Trinidad, was elected Grand Master 
for the ensuing year, and the time and place for the Eighty- 
eighth Annual Communication is Colorado, September 21st 
and 22nd, 1948. 



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CONNECTICUT— 1947 

Grand Master — Earle K. Haling. 
Lodges, 129. Membership, 39,715. Gain, 1,866. 

In the Masonic Temple at Hartford, on the fifth of Febru- 
ary, 1947, the One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Annual Com- 
munication was opened in ample form at ten a.m. by Grand 
Master Haling. The Grand Lodge of Canada (in Ontario) 
was represented by R.W. Bro. Clarence O. Lister, who at a 
later stage of the proceedings was elected Grand Senior 
Deacon. 

M.W. Bro. Haling in his Address expressed great concern 
in the matter of non-affiliated brethren. He pointed out 
that in the years 1938 to 1945 that due to demits granted, 
suspensions for non-payment of dues and allowing an esti- 
mated mortality rate, that there probably was a net balance 
of approximately ten thousand non-affiiiates in the State. 
These words of his are worth pondering: "While it may be 
true that some of those who dropped out during this period 
(1931-1945), were so-called 'deadwood' we cannot but believe 
that by far the majority were the victims of unfortunate 
circumstances. They were good lodge members once and 
they would make good lodge members again. We are aware 
that it is entirely improper to solicit a candidate for Masonic 
membership but this ban does not apply to those who were 
formerly members. They are still Masons and they can and 
should be asked, even urged, to renew their lodge member- 
ship." The Grand Master favored a very moderate affiliation 
fee, adding: "Let us make it >as easy as possible for the 
desirable non-affiliates to regain lodge membership." 

It was reported that substantial additions had been made 
during the year to the Masonic Home Endowment Fund, 
bringing the principal up to the very fine total of one million 
and seventy-one thousand dollars. The report of the Masonic 
Charity Foundation, which conducts the Home and Hospital, 
shows that the total cost of operation was $279,706.88 for 
the calendar year 1946. Those being cared for as at the 
end of that year included 188 in the Home, 109 in the Hos- 
pital and 24 outside. 

The Committee on Correspondence recommended that 
official recognition be extended to the Grand Lodge of Ceara. 
This body consists of 18 lodges in that northeast section of 
Brazil. The report was accepted and adopted. 

A special Committee had been appointed at the previous 
Annual Communication to report on the awarding of an em- 
blem for twenty-five years' membership in the Craft. They 
recommended that a silver button be presented to any brother 



14 ' GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

with twenty-five years' membership. It has been the custom 
for some years to present a gold button for fifty-year mem- 
bership. The Committee felt that this twenty-five year 
award would promote the general welfare of Masonry by re- 
stimulating the interest of the recipients. Grand Lodge 
authorized the issue of the new silver emblem. 

The Review of Other Grand Lodges is presented by 
M.W. Bro. Winthrop Buck, the Grand Secretary. Our 1945 
Proceedings are summarized in his comprehensive report 
which covers sixty-six grand jurisdictions. 

Charles J. Ramage of Willimantic was elected as Grand 
Master. He was Master in Oxoboxo Lodge, No. 116, in 1932, 
and thus became the third generation to have been raised 
therein and afterwards reached the Chair as his father and 
grandfather had preceded him in that office. M.W. Bro. 
Ramage is now in his early forties and we hope that he may 
be spared for many years of service to the Craft. 



DELAWARE— 1947 

Grand Master — Bayard W. Allmond. 
Lodges, 22. Membership, 6,147. Gain, 351. 

M.W. Bro. Allmond called to order the One Hundred and 
Forty-second Annual Communication in the Masonic Temple 
at Wilmington on October 1st, 1947. Fifty-six Grand Repre- 
sentatives were present, and this fine number included Wil- 
liam E. Matthews, Jr., who represents our Grand Lodge. 

On his visits to the lodges, the Grand Master has recom- 
mended to his brethren the personalizing of Masonry. "All 
of the beauty of Masonic philosophy is a light under a bushel, 
until it is put to work in everyday life and practice. It is my 
sincerest conviction that the greatest single attraction in 
Masonry Is the fellowinp between its members, and that no 
real brotherhood can exist founded upon abstract philosophy. 
Real Masonic brotherhood is knowing your brother; his name, 
where he works, how many children he has, and their names; 
his likes and dislikes; being in a position to congratulate him 
on important happenings in his life at home and in the com- 
munity. Masonic brotherhood must not be confined to the 
lodge room, but must be permitted to extend into the com- 
munity in its everyday life. This philosophy of brotherhood 
when applied in everyday life can be, nay it must be, the 
solution for universal peace and happiness, and I feel it is 
not too fanciful to say that if civilization is to continue, then 
all men, regardless of race, color or creed, shall become in 
fact their brother's keeper." 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 15 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence reported that 
requests for fraternal recognition had been received from a 
number of Grand Lodges. In the cases of the Grand Lodges 
of Uruguay, Syria and Lebanon, and Campeche (Mexico) 
they recommended that the requests from these bodies be 
held in abeyance. However, they did report favourably on 
the Grand Lodges of Netherlands, Venezuela and Denmark. 
The Report was approved and adopted. This same Committee, 
under the Chairmanship of Bro. Frank S. Craig, presents a 
Review of Proceedings covering fifty-four Grand Jurisdictions 
of which we are one. 

Paul Yearsley of Newport was elected and installed as 
Grand Master. The next Annual Communication will be held 
in the City of Wilmington on the first Wedesday in October, 
1948. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA— 1947 

Grand Master — Marvin Farrington. 
Lodges, 48. Membership, 23,411. Gain, 936. 

In addition to the One Hundred and Thirty-seventh 
Annual Communication, held on December the 17th, this 
Grand Lodge also held in 1947 a Stated Communication on 
May 14th and their customary St. John's Day Communication 
on December 27th. 

At the May meeting two very important subjects were 
introduced: the matter of increasing the accommodation, par- 
ticularly for the sick, in the Masonic and Eastern Star 
Home, and the matter of voting power by Past Masters of 
lodges. As to the first of these, the Grand Master pointed 
out that while he was entirely in sympathy with the idea 
of adding an infirmary wing to the Home, yet is was his 
"considered opinion that building construction costs to-day 
are much too high to warrant an organization of this char- 
acter in undertaking now a project of the size proposed." He 
directed that this portion of his report should be read in all 
constituent lodges. 

An amendment to the Constitution had been presented 
suggesting that all Past Masters of a lodge should each have 
one individual vote (as we do here in Ontario), rather than 
one collective vote. The Committee on Jurisprudence, after 
carefully considering the suggestion, argued that the manage- 
ment of the lodges was the responsibility of the Master and 
his Wardens and that if Past Masters were given each one 
vote, the opinion of the Grand Lodge would therefore, in 
most cases, be the opinion of those holding the greater vot- 



16 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

ing power, namely, the Past Masters, rather than the opinion 
and wishes of the accredited representatives of the lodges, 
namely the Master and Wardens. The proposed amendment 
was fully aired, but when it came to the vote, only one in 
four were in favour so it was lost. 

In the Address of the Grand Master at the Annual Com- 
munication we note that 'his sentiments on the subject of 
lodge size is along the same line of thought as expressed 
by the heads of other grand jurisdictions. He says, "Neces- 
sary as new members are to the continued life of any organ- 
ization, nevertheless it appears to me that an excessively 
large membership in any one lodge is not conducive to the 
welfare of the Craft as a whole. It is my earnest hope that 
more new lodges, especially in the outlying communities of 
our jurisdiction, will be created in the years ahead. Statistics 
show that it is such lodges which are our closely knit and 
virile organizations, and where intimate fellowship abounds."' 

From his remarks on the condition of the Temple Build- 
ing, we must quote this comment: "The Board's regulation 
lequesting tenants to vacate the Temple so that it may be 
ciosed at midnight has my unqualified approval. The adminis- 
tration of the regulation has been sufficiently flexible to 
allow for all reasonable exceptions." Your reviewer has 
always been of the opinion that early closing has never yet 
lost any members to a lodge. Indeed, the opposite may be 
true; late closings have been the prime and perhaps un- 
recognized cause of the falling away of many once enthusi- 
astic brethren. 

When the matter of the proposed wing to the Masonic 
Home came up for discussion at this December meeting, it 
appeared that it would be necessary to provide about $320,000 
but the good judgment of the Board of Directors prevailed 
and it was decided that it was inadvisable to proceed until 
the full amount of money required was available. 

We note two items of general interest which came up 
at the St. John's Day Communication, one the bestowal of 
the Distinguished Service Medal of the Grand Lodge, and 
the other the Election of Officers. Brother Clark C. Griffith 
was the one honored to receive the ninth award of the 
Medal. Even up here in Ontario where baseball may not be 
our first sport, we doubt if there are many who do not 
recognize the name. The votes of the brethren advanced Dean 
Hill Stanley to the chair of Grand Master. 

The best is often, and properly, kept until the last, and 
your reviewer has had much enjoyment in reading the Report 
of the Committee on Correspondence as presented by J. 
Walter Karsner. Our doings are not reported, due no doubt 
to non-receipt of our printed Proceedings, but the reader is 



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entertained, as well as informed, as he wends his way through 
this most interesting review. Brother Karsner certainly can 
never be accused of being a "stuffed shirt." His well- 
directed shafts of puckish humour serve to spotlight his keen 
analysis of events in other parts. But he is also intensely 
serious as witness his comment on the tendency in some 
quarters to be critical as to the time and manner of the 
progress of the quite young Mason into the appendant 
Orders: "In each body (i.e., rite) there is unlocked for the 
brother of capable mind and genuine interest, a storehouse 
of symbolism and philosophy from which he may choose 
that which is within his capacity and best satisfies his 
thought. He has the material made available; he has the 
right to select or reject. Men do not join the Fraternity 
primarily to place themselves under a strict pedagogical 
regime — they are often far better educated than their would- 
be appointed teachers, and far better judges of what phase 
of our fraternal life brings to them the greatest pleasure, 
the greatest comfort, the greatest development. Education 
cannot be forced; it should not be denied or delimited. It is 
the privilege and the responsibility of the individual; and it 
does not consist exclusively of any one particular method." 

Thanks, Brother Kasner, for a most interesting hour^s 
reading. 

ENGLAND^— 1947-48 

Grand Master 
Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood, K.G., G.C.V.O. (Obit.) 

Deputy Grand Master 
His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, K.G., M.B.E. 

Lodges: London, 1,376; Provincial, 3,580; District 
and Abroad, 753; Total, 5,709. 

At the Quarterly Communication held in Freemasons' 
Hall, Great Queen Street, London, on the 5th cf March, 1947, 
the Assistant Grand Master, R.W. Brigadier-General W. H. V. 
Darrell, presided on the Throne. The first business was to 
elect a Grand Master, and with great unanimity and enthusi- 
asm the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Harewood was re-elected to that 
office. A few moments later a motion was made, and carried 
by acclamation, that Grand Lodge should present a suitable 
memento to the Grand Master and his wife, H.R.H. the Prin- 
cess Royal, on the occasion of the Silver Anniversary of 
their wedding. 

Two alterations to the Book of Constitutions were pre- 
sented and adopted. The first had to do with the composi- 
tion of the Board of Benevolence. It now consists of a 



18 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

President and two Vice-Presidents appointed by the Grand 
Master, four Installed Masters elected from London lodges, 
and four Installed Masters elected from Provincial lodges. 
The second amendment as now in force, stipulates that "not 
more than one meeting of a lodge may be held on one and 
the same day." The reason which prompted this change was 
the large number of Emergent Meetings being held by some 
lodges lor degree work. It was proposed by V.W. Bro. Sir 
Ernest Cooper, President of the Board of General Purposes. 
Part of his argument for the change was as follows: "There 
is a seeming want of responsibility to the brethren after they 
have taken the three degrees. It is quite apparent that in 
those lodges (instances had been quoted of typical lodges 
with a heavy list of degree work on hand), the candidates 
they are now initiating will not have opportunity to take 
office in the lodge within a reasonable time; those candi- 
dates, after passing through the three degrees, are undoubt- 
edly going to be consigned to the back bench, and there they 
will sit and watch others do all the work, and the resultant 
danger is that their interest will fade and they will drift 
away. Brethren, there is no unemployment benefit in 
Masonry. Interest is maintained by active participation in 
the work. We lay upon each candidate the injunction to 
study such of the liberal arts and sciences as lie within the 
compass of his attainment, and to my mind that imposes 
upon us a reciprocal injunction that we should, within a rea- 
sonable length of time, place office within the range of his 
attainment, and active participation in lodge affairs. At the 
end of his year of office, the Master is not only a more use- 
ful Mason but a more useful member of the community in 
which he resides. Such is the peculiar advantage of the 
peculiar organization of our particular Order. We must aim, 
then, to give every Initiate a full Masonic life. There is no 
doubt that it will be necessary, in view of this movement 
(the great influx of candidates), which is going on today, that 
we should form more overflow or off-shoot lodges. I sug- 
gest as a motto: 'Smaller Lodges, Gi eater Opportunity'." 

The total registered attendance at the above Communi- 
cation was 1601. 

The Annual Investiture was held on the 30th of April, 
1947. The Grand Master reported that R.W. Bro. General 
Sir Francis Davis had asked to be relieved of his office as 
Deputy Grand Master which he had held continuously since 
1935. After paying high tribute to the extensive service 
given to the Craft by Sir Francis Davis, the Grand Master 
announced the appointment of R.W. Bro. the Duke of Devon- 
shire as the new Deputy Grand Master. This was greeted 
with loud and continuous applause. R.W. Bro. Brigadier- 
General W. H. V. Darrell was re-appointed as Assistant 
Grand Master. 



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The attendance at this April meeting is recorded as 
2,323. 

The next Quarterly Communication was held on the 4th 
day of June, 1947, and opened in sorrow and sadness. The 
Deputy Grand Master announced the death on May 24th, 
1947, of the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, the Rt. Hon. 
the Earl of Harewood. The Grand Secretary was directed 
to send a message of condolence to H.R.H. The Princess 
Royal and then all brethren rose and stood to order as the 
Grand Organist played the Dead March in Saul. We quote 
these sentences from an appreciation written by the Grand 
Secretary which was published in the Sunday Times: "The 
almost immediate impression he made was of his talents. 
These he readily applied to any problem under discussion. 
His rapidity of thought was an asset which enabled him to 
accomplish so much." 

"He was a man who held definite views, but was always 
prepared to be convinced, though he demanded sound argu- 
ments. In company he was very popular. He talked with 
anyone who wished to speak to him and welcomed the oppor- 
tunity to discuss their problems and learn their outlook in 
life. His leadership duiing the past five difficult years has 
been of great advantage to the Order and has intensified the 
affection in which he was held at his election." 

At the Quarterly Communication held on September 3rd, 
1947, the principal business on the agenda was the election 
of a Grand Master and R.W. Bro. Darrell, who was presid- 
ing, submitted the name of His Grace the Duke of Devon- 
shire, K.G. This nomination was enthusiastically received 
by the brethren, whereupon the election was proclaimed and 
a deputation then sent to escort the Grand Master-elect into 
the Hall. After having taken his seat on the throne, His 
Grace addressed the assembly in these words: "Brethren, my 
first duty must be to thank ycu for the tremendous, indeed 
overwhelmingly great, honour which you have done me this 
afternoon by electing me to the great post of Grand Master 
of the United Grand Lodge of England. It is a position so 
great as to be beyond the aspiration of any man, and you 
will excuse me if I speak with some emotion and indeed some 
diffidence, because at this very supreme and solemn hour in 
my life I do feel very strongly moved." Later he added, "I 
hope, brethren, and I know that all of you hope, that the day 
may come in the future when history will repeat itself and 
we shall once more have a Prince of the Royal House of 
England at our head." 

The Grand Master then announced the appointment of 
the Deputy Grand Master in the person of R.W. Bro. the Earl 
of Scarborough, Past District Grand Master for Bombay. 
The Earl of Scarborough was escorted into Grand Lodge, 



20 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

presented, invested and installed. This new Deputy Grand 
Master holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oxford Uni- 
versity, has had a very distinguished career as a soldier, 
being a former OC in the Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons, 
and has an enviable reputation as a serious minded Member 
of Parliament. 

The registered attendance at this Grand Lodge consisted 
of 1,275 Masters, Wardens and Past Masters and 735 Grand 
Officers, making a total of 2,010. 

The Installation of the Grand Master at The Royal 
Albert Hall in London on the 23rd of March, 1948, must 
indeed have been a stirring occasion. The attendance is given 
as 7,504 and this mammoth gathering was graced with the 
presence of the Ruler of the Realm. There were special 
delegates from the Grand Lodges of Ireland, Scotland, Mas- 
sachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Sweden, The 
Netherlands and France. The King having entered and. 
ascended the dais, the Deputy Grand Master, the Right Hon- 
ourable the Earl of Scarborough said, "I offer to Your 
Majesty the Gavel of Grand Lodge for the purpose of in- 
stalling our Grand Master." Next, the Grand Director of 
Ceremonies announced, "May it please Your Majesty and 
Most Worshipful Brother, the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master has arrived and desires to present himself to receive 
the benefit of Installation at your hands." The King: "Let 
a Deputation be formed to escort the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master into Grand Lodge." Can any of us imagine 
an entrance of more consummate dignity? The Duke of 
Devonshire having been placed in the centre of the Lodge, 
the King administered the Obligation, invested and installed 
him, saying, "I now install you as Grand Master of the United 
Grand Lodge of England. May you for many years occupy 
that exalted position with credit to yourself and advantage 
to our Order." 

R.W. Bro. Frank A. Lowe, Grand Treasurer, was the 
first one called on after the Installation was completed. He 
said in part: "I have been greatly honoured by being per- 
mitted to be present this afternoon as ore of the represent- 
atives of the Most Worshipful Grand Lcd^e of Ireland. Our 
Grar.d Master, Lord Donoughmore, is regrettably and una- 
voidablv absent, and I deeply regret it. because he would 
ha\e added a grace to these halting words of mine and I 
cannot emulate his great gifts in that direction. At a stated 
meeting of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, held in Dublin on 
March 4th, 1948, with R.W. Bro. Raymond F. Brooke, Deputy 
Grand Master on the Throne, it was unanimously resolved 
th t sincere congratulations be conveyed to the M.W. the 
D o I Devonshire on his Installation a- rand Master. The 
wished His Grace great happiness in his exalted 
that the United Grand Lod.rre o] England may con- 



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tinue to prosper throughout the world, with the maintenance 
of the cordial fraternal relations which have existed for over 
two centuries between our Grand Lodges." 

The Grand Master Mason of Scotland, the Earl of Gal- 
loway, then added the greetings, congratulations and good 
wishes of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. "I should like to 
assure your Grand Lodge of the continuation of our co-oper- 
ation and support in all those measures and decisions w T hich 
you may take for the benefit of the Craft, so that it may 
continue and enlarge its great mission of human charity and 
kindness, and provide a souice of stability in a distracted 
world." 

One paragraph of the new Grand Master's reply must 
be quoted: "Your Majesty has referred to the Volume of the 
Sacred Law. There are some who desire to be recognized as 
regular Freemasons who wish us to accept an interpretation 
of that Ancient Landmark which is entirely contrary to our 
basic principles. Some go even further in seeking an eva- 
sion of the fundamental requirement of Freemasonry of belief 
in the Great Architect of the Universe. These suggestions 
we will not tolerate, and I am sure that I speak with the 
approval of every brother in this great assembly when I 
say that we will never consent to the recognition of any 
Grand Lodge which does not conform to the Ancient Land- 
marks which our fathers have set, and which must remain 
unaltered." (Loud applause.) 

"Your Majesty, you have been an inspiration to all of 
us today. That inspiration will extend far beyond this Grand 
Lodge, far beyond the Craft in England, to Freemasons all 
over the world. We tender you, Sir, our humble duty." 



FLORIDA— 1947 

Grand Master — Frank A. Brown. 
Lodges, 224. Membership, 35,555. Gain, 4,316. 

The One Hundred and Eighteenth Annual Communication 
was held in Jacksonville on April 15th, 16th and 17th, 1947. 
Two hundred and two of the Lodges were represented and 
Canada (in Ontario) was represented by Past Grand Master 
Jesse C. Clark. This same distinguished Mason also is the 
Grand Representative of Alabama. Florida has twenty-four 
Masonic Districts, each one under the supervision of a Dis- 
trict Deputy, appointed each year by the Grand Master. 

In his Address, M.W. Bro. Brown referred to the im- 
provements that had been carried out during the year to the 
Grand Lodge Building. Offices had been renovated, the ex- 



22 ' GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

terior walls waterproofed, toilet facilities added on the 
seventh floor, and sound-proofing partitions on the sixth 
floor. All of this work was urgently needed and further 
expenditures are contemplated. However, the Grand Master 
says, "In my opinion, the most important work of the Grand 
Lodge is the Masonic Home located at St. Petersburg." Here 
also some much needed repairs were carried out. Roofing, 
plastering, plumbing and electric wiring were overhauled; 
considerable redecorating done; new dietary equipment was 
installed, and to keep the Home ever in the minds of the 
brethren, a new photograph of the building was given to 
each representative at Grand Lodge with the suggestion that 
he take it home and arrange to have it framed and hung in 
his Lodge Hall. 

The Grand Master told of consecrating Meridian Day- 
light Lodge, No. 274, at Miami. Grand Lodge held an Emer- 
gent Communication for this purpose at 10.00 a.m. on May 
15th, 1946. 

R.W. Bro. Roy L. Martin of Miami is the Chairman of 
the Committee on Foreign Correspondence. These worth- 
while sentences are from the Foreword of his Reviews 
where he speaks of what Masonry really means: "It's know- 
ing our brothers and the assurance that when we meet, their 
faces will light up with a smile, their hands will be out- 
stretched to grasp ours and their words will brighten up the 
day. It's the wonderful friends we possess who otherwise 
would be strangers were it not for Masonry. It's the real- 
ization that we are not alone in a crowd but that in the 
maelstrom of humanity which surrounds us, are men march- 
ing shoulder to shoulder with us, sharing the same aims and 
objects and bound in the same direction. It's the warm feel- 
ing around the heart when we feel the tug of the great 
Golden Cabletow of God, a cabletow designed to unite the 
entire human family into one universal brotherhood of Love." 
Brother Martin has given a splendid two-page review of our 
1946 Proceedings. 

Frank H. Thompson of Lakeland was elected as Grand 
Master and the next Annual Communication set for Jackson- 
ville on the third Tuesday in April of 1948. 

GEORGIA— 1946 

Grand Master — J. Henry Wilkinson. 
Lodges, 455. Members, 61,154. Gain, 7,022. 

The gathering of Free and Accepted Masons that assem- 
bled in Macon on Tuesday morning, October 22nd, 1946, was 
the One Hundred and Sixtieth Annual Communication of the 
Grand Lodge of Georgia. Nine Past Grand Masters were 



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present as well as representatives from most of the con- 
stituent lodges. Bro. Berthram Bell of Fort Benning, who 
is our Grand Representative, did not answer at Roll Call. 

The Grand Master expressed his pleasure at the con- 
tinued growth of the Order. During the year charters had 
been granted to five lodges and there were four others work- 
ing under dispensations. He told of the many conferences 
that had been held in connection with the proposed extensive 
improvements to or the sale of the Grand Lodge Building. 
Although one offer to purchase had been received, it was 
later decided that the building would not be sold but kept 
in good repair. He told of his visit to the Grand Lodge of 
Florida in April, 1946, at Jacksonville where he had wit- 
nessed the "unusual ceremony by which Dr. John T. Tigert, 
President of the University of Florida, was made a Mason 
at sight by Grand Master Warren S. Taylor." 

The Masonic Home reported a total enrolment of 42 
girls and 37 boys. The Print Shop at this Home publishes 
the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge. The current inventory 
places a value of $343,015 on the land, buildings and equip- 
ment. The publication of the Masonic Messenger, which is 
mailed to every Mason in the jurisdiction, resulted in a net 
operating loss of $4,318.07, which of course is borne by the 
Grand Lodge. 

The elections resulted in the promotion of Chesley W. 
Monk of Sylvester to the office of Grand Master. Announce- 
ment was made that the Annual Grand Communication of 
1947 would be held on October 28th and 29th at Macon. As 
this city is almost exactly in the centre of Georgia it is thus 
easily accessible to delegates from any part of the State. 



IDAHO— 1947 

Grand Master — Ray K. D. Sluyter. 
Lodges, 80. Membership, 11,630. Gain, 675. 

The City of Coeur d'Alene, on the shores of a lake of 
that same name, was the locale for the Eighty-first Annual 
Communication and the opening session was on the morning 
of September 16th, 1947. Sixteen Past Grand Masters were 
present and forty Grand Representatives of other jurisdic- 
tions. Our representative, Wor. Bro. M. W. Kelley of Good- 
ing, apparently was not able to attend. 

In his Address, the Grand Master referred to the vote 
which had been taken by all lodges on the question of so- 
called dual or plural membership. As the returns snowed 
a substantial majority against the proposal, it was subse- 



24 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

quently enacted that the Grand Lodge of Idaho "does not 
permit dual or plural membership." He then referred to 
the error of one of the lodges in accepting into membership 
and conferring the first two degrees on an applicant whose 
right hand had been severed at the wrist. He quoted a por- 
tion of a 1946 ruling: "Each lodge may safely decide the 
physical fitness of its applicants when the maiming defect is 
of such minor character as not to prevent the candidate 
from acquiring and communicating the knowledge of Masonry 
in a Masonic manner." However, in the case quoted, the 
Grand Master held that the lodge erred in not submitting 
the case to him for decision. After due investigation the 
Grand Master ruled that as the brother had completed two- 
thirds of his Masonry, the proper thing to do was to grant 
permission to the lodge to confer the M.M. degree. 

The Address of the Grand Orator, Past Grand Master 
John T. Wood, was a plea for world brotherhood las a bul- 
wark against Communism. He pointed out that in true brother- 
hood, love is the uniting and ruling power; that dominat- 
ion by force is contrary to our Masonic tenets and to the 
teachings of the Great Gallilean. He urged all those who 
felt the need for action to talk about it. "Talk with the 
earnestness which comes from a deep love for the things 
you are striving for." He urged them to vote whenever 
the opportunity arose. He urged them to accept office in 
public service. 

Past Grand Master Jay Glover Eldridge presents the 
Foreign Correspondence and our 1946 Proceedings are given 
good space. Quotations are used from Grand Master C. S. 
Hamilton's Address. 

Howard I. Monko of Bonners Ferry was elected as 
Grand Master and the opening of the 1948 or Eighty-second 
Annual Communciation was announced for Boise on the 
third Tuesday of September. 



ILLINOIS— 1947 

Grand Master — William Tinsley. 
Lodges, 975. Membership, 224,226. Gain, 9,225. 

Your reviewer experiences a particular interest in read- 
ing the Illinois Proceedings for 1947. M.W. Bro. William 
Tinsley was one of the honored guests at our Grand Lodge 
in Toronto in July of that year and it was a pleasure to meet 
and talk to this remarkable Mason. He was accompanied by 
another veteran of the Craft, Wor. Bro. Henry M. Robinson, 
who is our Representative near the Grand Lodge of Illinois. 



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When some fourteen hundred Illinois Masons assembled 
at Medina Temple in Chicago on October the 14th, 1947, it 
was for the opening of the One Hundred and Eighth Annual 
Meeting of their Grand Lodge. Heading the list of visitors 
from other jurisdictions is the name of Lt.-Col. the Rev. 
Lewis L. L. Cameron, Provincial Grand Master of Linlith- 
gowshire, Grand Lodge of Scotland. Our own Grand Master 
Simpson and Grand Secretary Dixon were among the distin- 
guished group who were presented and accorded Grand 
Honors. In acknowledging this welcome on behalf of his 
fellow-guests, R.W. Bro. Cameron said in part: "There are 
three characteristics of a pillar that every Mason must keep 
in mind. The first thing is, a Mason must be strong. A 
pillar has to bear weight and burden. The second thing is, 
a pillar must be straight if it is to carry the burden and 
look as it should. The third characteristic is beauty." 

In his Annual Address, the Grand Master was pleased to 
report that the Illinois Masonic Hospital was entirely free 
of debt. An average of almost 600 patients per month were 
admitted to the Hospital; an average of over 1,500 patients 
per month visited the Clinic; an average of 87 babies per 
month were born there. Free hospital and clinic service is 
rendered to those members of the Fraternity or their families 
who cannot afford to pay for hospitalization. The assets 
of this remarkable institution now total almost one and one- 
third million dollars. 

It had been reported to the Grand Master that Masons 
were being solicited in and around lodge meetings to peti- 
tion for the so-called higher degrees. He therefore sent 
out a letter to all the lodges warning them against such 
reprehensible practice. "It is not my purpose to inveigh 
against other organizations that see fit to draw their mate- 
rial from the fraternity. In many of these I hold agreeable 
membership. The difficulty is not in the organizations them- 
selves but in the ignorant and frenzied zeal displayed by some 
of their members. Every lodge and every Master should see 
that each Master Mason is well grounded in the principles 
and ritual of Masonry. This cannot be done if he is swept 
on by the tide of those who care more for buttons and 
charms than for the fundamentals of the Ancient Craft." 
There is a worth-while sentence near the end of his Address: 
"I never measure my age by years; every morning upon 
awakening, with God's blessing a new life begins for me." 
This simple creed is all the more impressive as it was spoken 
just after he had passed his seventy-ninth birthday. M.W. 
Bro. Tinsley was born in Nottinghamshire and came to 
America as an ambitious youth of twenty-one. 

The Illinois Masonic Home at Sullivan (in Central Illi- 
nois), had 182 residents in the Home, consisting of 118 males 
and 64 females; the average age of these was 78 years. Each 



26 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

resident receives a monthly gift of pocket money of five 
dollars. The Illinois Masonic Orphans' Home at La Grange 
has 116 children in residence. 

The Report of the Committee on Masonic Correspond- 
ence is presented by Past Grand Master Elmer C. Beach. 
Our Ninety-first (1946) Annual Communication is reviewed 
with care and appreciation. In his Foreword, Bro. Beach 
gives a brief but capable summing up of present-day opinion 
regarding the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. 

Fred I. Mills of Robinson was elected and installed as 
Grand Master. The One Hundred and Ninth Annual Meeting 
is to be held in Chicago on October 11th, 1948. 



INDIANA— 1947 

Grand Master — Orvis A. Dellinger. 
Lodges, 538. Membership, 149,144. Gain, 9,547. 

The Grand Lodge of Indiana, in its One Hundred and 
Thirtieth Year, held the Annual Meeting in Indianapolis on 
May 27th and 28th, 1947. At the opening, Grand Master 
Dellinger presided and was supported by sixteen Past Grand 
Masters. The Grand Lodge of Canada (Ontario) was singu- 
larly honored on this occasion as M.W. Bro. Dellinger is 
our Representative near the Grand Lodge of Indiana. 

In his Address the Grand Master reported that definite 
action had been taken towards providing increased accommo- 
dation at the Indiana Masonic Home at Franklin. On page 
28 of the Proceedings a perspective view and floor plans are 
shown for the proposed 40-room addition. In telling of his 
visitations to other Grand Jurisdictions, he spoke in appre- 
ciative terms of his visit to our Grand Lodge in Toronto in 
July, 1947. He records the pleasure that was his when 
presenting the Gold Award to many of his Indiana brethren 
on the occasion of his visits to the lodges. A total of 160 
received this fifty-year decoration during his term of office. 

The reports of the Directors and the Superintendent of 
the Masonic Home reveal many interesting facts. The Indi- 
ana Freemason is published there under the editorship of 
Past Grand Master Dwight L. Smith; the annual coal con- 
sumption is approximately 6,000 tons; the property consists 
of 320 acres, over a third of this being cultivated for grains 
and truck gardens; there is a herd of forty pure bred Hol- 
stein cattle and 12,800 gallons of milk was produced and sold 
during the year; those in residence as at the year-end com- 
prised 249 adults and 73 boys and girls; the per capita cost 
was $784.00 per annum. 



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The Monitor Committee's report and recommendations 
were adopted. Acting on instructions given at the previous 
meeting of Grand Lodge, the Indiana Monitor and Free- 
masons Manual had been edited and the first 10,000 copies 
were printed and ready for distribution. This is a pocket- 
size booklet which is sold at one dollar per copy. The print- 
ing of an additional 25,000 copies was authorized. 

The Committee on Correspondence reported favorably 
on the request for recognition which had been received from 
the Grand Lodge of Ceara (Brazil). The request was granted. 

The Masonic Education Committee defines its job in 
these words, "to help more Masons learn more about Masonry; 
to focus attention upon Masonic fundamentals, and to stimu- 
late Masonic study and reflection, so that the individual 
Mason, through a better understanding and appreciation of 
our Craft, may be inspired to arduously apply its beneficient 
principles to every phase of his daily life." This Committee 
recommends to the lodges the acquisition of the Indiana 
Masonic Library Unit. Over half the lodges have already 
purchased this foundation for their libraries. Twelve Masonic 
plays written by M.W. Bro. Carl H. Claudy, are also avail- 
able and are recommended. The Committee's 1947-48 educa- 
tional program is based on their conclusion that "the indi- 
vidual lodge is now the logical site for future educational 
effort; each lodge should be privileged to direct its educa- 
tional efforts along paths of its own choice." In the previous 
year the forum and group idea had been stressed. "Finally 
and most important of all, your Committee is convinced that 
the best time to thoroughly instruct a Mason and to indoc- 
trinate him with Masonic precepts and principles, is during 
the period in which he is a candidate. We therefore pro- 
pose to provide each lodge, without charge if our appro- 
priation permits, with sets of four instructional booklets which 
can be given to each candidate as his work progresses." 

The Review of Proceedings of other Grand Lodges is 
presented in his well-known competent style by Past Grand 
Master Elmer F. Gay. Included in the sixty-three jurisdic- 
tions covered in his survey is the report of our Ninety-first 
Annual Communication of July, 1946. 

W. Henry Roberts, a graduate in Civil Engineering of 
Purdue University, and president of its Alumni Association, 
was elected as Grand Master to succeed M.W. Bro. Dellinger. 
He resides in Indianapolis and the next Annual Meeting will 
be held there on May 18th and 19th, 1948. 



28 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

IOWA— 1947 

Grand Master — Fred H. Nolte. 
Lodges, 544. Membership, 81,461. Gain, 4,597. 

The One Hundred and Third Annual Communication of 
the Grand Lodge of Iowa was opened in due form by Deputy 
Grand Master James P. Irish on Tuesday morning, June 10th, 
1947, in the City of Davenport. After an invocation by the 
Grand Chaplain, Grand Master Nolte was received and as- 
sumed the East. We note here a slight difference in organ- 
ization as compared with ours, namely, that the Deputy 
Grand Master is an appointive, not an elective office, and it 
is evidently not customary for him to advance to the office 
of Grand Master. 

In his Address, the Grand Master reported that "the 
subordinate lodges all over the State are in a better condi- 
tion than they have been for many years. The smaller lodges 
in particular have been greatly benefitted by an increasing 
interest on the part of the membership, due to the number 
of new petitions that have been received. I feel that it would 
not be amiss to caution the Craft that their investigation 
of the petitioners should, if anything, be even more rigid 
than in normal times. We should seek quality, not quantity." 

Two dispensations were issued for the formation of new 
lodges, both of them being in the Des Moines area. New 
Century Lodge at Des Moines was constituted and there 
were three dedications of new lodge rooms. The Grand 
Master directed all the subordinate lodges to assemble in 
special meetings simultaneously on the evening of March 
31st, 1947. The purpose of this was that all might re-obligate 
themselves to "the great task of teaching men to live together 
in brotherhood as children of One Ever-living Father." Ap- 
parently these meetings were well attended and M.W. Bro. 
Nolte felt that they had served a very definite purpose. One 
can easily understand the appeal that such a gathering would 
have to the brethren as they realized that, in effect, every 
Mason in the State was gathered that one hour around one 
common Altar. 

The Grand Secretary, R.W. Bro. E. B. Delzell, acknowl- 
edges the aid of many contributors to the columns of The 
Iowa Grand Lodge Bulletin. This publication has a mailing 
list of about 10,000 and due to its general excellence it occu- 
pies a prominent place on the reading tables of all good 
Masonic libraries. Bro. Delzell reported that 167 Fifty-year 
certificates had been issued to Iowa Masons since the last 
report. He also draws attention to the valuable service rend- 
ered by the Clipping Bureau which is part of the Grand 
Lodge Library. "A surprising number of the Masonic books 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 29 

which axe by common agreement among the masterpieces and 
classics of our literature, appeared first as serials, as a series 
of essays, as occasional articles in Masonic periodicals, or 
in the Proceedings of Grand Bodies before they were pub- 
lished in book form. This illustrates the point (frequently 
overlooked), that not all periodical literature is fugitive lit- 
erature, read today and forgotten tomorrow, and dead the 
day after tomorrow, but may have the same weight and value 
as published books." The Clipping Bureau has been in exist- 
ence for twenty years and has a grand total of about 145,000 
clippings, all systematically indexed. 

i 
The Committee on Grand Lodge Recognition recom- 
mended that the Grand Lodge of Tamaulipas (Mexico), and 
also that of the Netherlands be acknowledged as regular. 
They were not yet ready to vouch for the Grand Lodge of 
Campeche (Mexico), or the Grand Lodge of Ceara (Brazil). 
These recommendations were adopted. 

The Fraternal Review is again presented by Past Grand 
Master E. R. Moore. His choice and arrangement of material 
always evoke commendation. The Proceedings of our 1946 
Communication have been carefully and thoughtfully con- 
densed and graciously presented to his readers. 

The brethren elected J. V. Gray of Mount Pleasant to 
the office of Grand Master. He served as Deputy Grand 
Master in 1939 and as Junior Grand Warden in 1941. By 
profession he is a lawyer. The four lodges in Sioux City 
invited the Grand Lodge to meet there in June, 1948, for the 
One Hundred and Fourth Annual Communication and this 
invitation having been accepted, the spotlight will shift from 
Davenport on the eastern side of the State to Sioux City on 
the western border, a distance of some three hundred miles. 

IRELAND— 1947 



Grand Master: 
The Right Hon. the Earl of Donoughmore, K.P. 

Lodges, 745. 

The Annual St. John's Day Meeting was held in Free- 
masons' Hall, Dublin, December 27th, 1947, with the Grand 
Master presiding. He was greeted with loud and prolonged 
applause when he rose to address the Grand Lodge. He ex- 
pressed his pleasure at the prevailing excellence of the ritual 
throughout the jurisdiction, and gave a large share of the 
credit to the coadjutors of the Grand Lodge of Instruction. 
He said, "It is important that you should give serious atten- 
tion to the proper working of the ritual, for, after all, ritual 
is not there only to allow the lodge to criticise the man in 



30 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

the chair; ritual is there to impress the candidate, and for 
that reason, the impression left on the candidate in the early 
stages of the work may result in the making of a good 
Mason or the marring of a man who might have been a good 
Mason." He was pleased to note an increase in the number 
of Masonic Church Services. 

The Grand Master was happy to announce that for the 
first time, a new lodge under the Irish constitution had been 
formed in Hong Kong. In giving a quick review of Masonry 
in the various parts of Europe, he commented, "There is very 
little in Europe that is satisfactory, and a great deal that 
is unsatisfactory. In Holland, where Dutch Masonry is as 
good as ours, where they leave the Bible open at their meet- 
ings and abstain from political and religious discussions and 
so on, they were absolutely wiped out by the Germans and 
there was not a stone left of their buildings. These are now 
being rebuilt." 

"In Italy, four Grand Lodges were started and they are 
all fighting one another and indulging in politics. I am not 
going to suggest for one moment that we shall recognize 
them in any shape or form. In France there were three 
Grand Lodges before the war. There was the Grand Orient, 
with which we broke our connection in the 1880's, and the 
Grand Lodge National, as it is called, which is a conglomeration 
itself, and does not have the Volume of the Sacred Law as 
an essential in its meetings. About 75 per cent, of the 
lodges have the Bible, if the senior member of the lodge 
there happens to want it, and the remaining 25 per cent, 
have, instead of the Bible, a book called the White Book. I 
have learned a little about what is called the White Book; 
it is bound in white leather, but has absolutely nothing in- 
side — absolutely nothing written there or printed. We will 
'have nothing to do with that body at all. There is another 
small Grand Lodge which is recognized by the Grand Lodge 
of England, but I am not prepared to advise re-recognition 
in the present state of facts. Spain remains unsatisfactory, 
as it is, and always has been, a country in which religion 
and politics are salient matters in their so-called Masonry." 

The Irish are perhaps more vocal than we in extolling 
the virtues of their land and things Irish. We read that at 
the March meeting of Grand Lodge, the M.W. the Grand 
Master referring to the Toasts given at dinners in the Hall 
stated that the first Toast should, of course, be "The King," 
and he then suggested that the second might be "Ireland 
and Irish Freemasons all over the world." The Grand Mas- 
ter s remarks were received and applauded and the sugges- 
tion has been widely adopted. That the Grand Master has 
generously given to the Craft not only of his time but his 
substance is revealed in this item from the Minutes: "The 
Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Wardens, Grand Officers 



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and brethren of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, assembled in 
stated Communication on 5th June, 1947, desire to place on 
record their deep sense of gratitude to the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master for his generous gift of £6,000 to found 
The Elena Donoughmore Memorial Masonic Charity Fund for 
the assistance of Masons of the Irish Constitution and their 
dependents." 

Ten new warrants were issued during the year. Eight 
of these were for new lodges in Ireland and one each in 
Southern Rhodesia and South Africa. 

The Grand Lodge of Ireland is organized into 18 Provin- 
cial Grand Lodges. Thirteen of these are at home, the 
others being designated as New Zealand, South Africa 
(Northern), Southern Cape, Rhodesia, and Natal. Our repre- 
sentative is R.W. Bro. Thomas Jackson of Dublin. 



KANSAS— 1947 

Grand Master — Samuel G. Wiles. 
Lodges, 435. Members, 79,169. Increase, 5,213. 

The Ninety-first Annual Communication was opened in 
the Scottish Rite Temple in Wichita on Friday morning, 
February 12th, 1947. Fifteen Past Grand Masters adorned 
the East. Thirty-nine of the seventy-seven District Deputy 
Grand Masters were in attendance, and among the fifty 
Grand Representatives who responded to roll call, it gave us 
particular pleasure to notice the name of R.W. Bro. James 
E. Stewart, who is our representative. On the following day 
he was elected Grand Master. 

The Address of Grand Master Wiles is comprehensive 
in its scope, clear in style and inspirational in character. He 
told his brethren that the highlight of the Masonic year just 
ended was the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
Kansas Masonic Home. An "open house day" was one of 
the features and nearly one thousand visitors took advant- 
age of the invitation to learn more about this most credit- 
able activity of Masonry in Kansas. 

The Grand Master reported that he had authorized the 
consolidation of two lodges. Three dispensations were issued 
for new lodges. He asked the older members to assist in 
the masonic growth of those who had come into the fra- 
ternity during the year. "The reception of 5,800 novitiates 
offers a golden opportunity to Masons of maturity and com- 
munity standing, who are now inactive in actual degree 
work, to improve every occasion to counsel with these new 
brethren, to impress on them the importance of the 'three 



32 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

great duties,' the individual effect of their observance or un- 
observance, the personal advantage of the teaching of the 
'four cardinal virtues' and the personal responsibility of each- 
one of us in the maintenance of our social and moral struc- 
ture. It is an honor to be known as a Mason, and it may 
become a distinction to be known as a Kansas Mason. Man 
by the use of the powers of soul and mind, given him by God 
himself, subdues all nature and uses it to do his bidding. 
Let all Kansas Masons live to honor the God whom we as 
Masons reverence and serve. Let us cultivate the soul as 
well as the soil and lend color as well as content to our 
civilization." 

The Report of the Committee on Correspondence is 
presented by M.W. Bro. O. R. Souders of Wichita. Our Pro- 
ceedings of 1945 are included in his Review. 

The lodges of the City of Topeka invited the Grand 
Lodge to meet there for the Ninety-second Annual Com- 
munication on the 11th and 12th of February, 1948. This 
invitation was accepted. 



KENTUCKY— 1947 

Grand Master — Albert C. Hanson. 
Lodges, 479. Membership, 69,528. Gain, 5,673. 

In Louisville on October 21st, 1947, Grand Master Hanson 
opened the well-attended One Hundred and Forty-seventh 
Annual Communication of the Craft. Ninety-six per cent, of 
the constituent lodges were represented. It was reported 
that eight consolidations of two lodges had been consum- 
mated during the year. One new lodge had been instituted 
at Winchester. One hundred and one brethren had received 
their Fifty-year Veteran Button. 

The occupants of the Old Masons' Home at Veachland 
number 74 men and 12 women. In the Widows' and Orphans' 
Home at St. Mathews there is a total of 148 boys and girls 
and 129 widows. The operation of these two institutions for 
the year cost just under ninety-six thousand dollars. 

As a paper of general masonic interest, it would be dif- 
ficult to find one more informative than that entitled "The 
Universality of Masonry" by Past Grand Master John Henry 
Cowles. This report fills 33 pages and deals with 40 
countries in Central and South America and Europe, start- 
ing with Argentina and Austria and finishing up with Vene- 
zuela and Yugoslavia. Any one who can secure the article 
and read it will be well repaid for the time spent in so doing.. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 33 

Rube McKnight of Fulton was elected and installed as 
Grand Master. In addressing his brethren immediately after 
his installation, he said in part, "The need of the world for 
brotherhood and friendship is immediate and imperative. The 
love of man for his fellowman must be implanted in the 
hearts of the people of the earth, if peace is to be placed on 
the proper foundations. The organizations of Masonry, de- 
voted to the practical and spiritual phases of brotherhood, 
teaching love of all humanity to its membership, are in posi- 
tion to render a great service." 

"Therefore, the doctrine of the brotherhood of man is one 
of the noblest aspirations of the present age. When it is 
grounded, as it always ought to be, on the doctrine of the 
Fatherhood of God, it is capable of becoming a source of 
mighty inspiration. Living faith in these great truths, and 
in all they imply, will redeem a nation and inspire an age." 

The next Annual Communication will be held in Louis- 
ville on October 19th, 20th and 21st, 1948. 



LOUISIANA— 1947 

Grand Master — Theodore F. Mathes. 
Lodges, 247. Membership, 32,566. Gain, 3,472. 

After reading th£ 1947 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge 
of Louisiana, one has the opinion that his twelve months in 
office were well filled with activity by M.W. Bro. Mathes. 
He presided at eleven Emergent Communications. Five of 
these were for the constituting of new lodges, one was dedi- 
cation of a lodge hall, three were called for the purpose of 
laying corner stones of new buildings, and two were assem- 
bled for the funerals of distinguished members of the Order. 
Then on February 10th, 1947, he opened the One Hundred 
and Thirty-sixth Annual Communication at New Orleans. 

In the Grand Master's Address we note topics that are 
receiving attention in many other jurisdictions. He asks his 
brethren not to be too hasty in suspending members for 
the non-payment of dues and he reminded them that the 
Constitution had been amended so that the barrier of physical 
qualifications might be lowered to permit worthy disabled 
applicants to become members. He urged that special care 
be given to the conducting of the Masonic funeral service. 

The Masonic Home for Children was opened in 1925 and 
since that time 297 have been admitted. The greatest num- 
ber in residence at one time was 103. The average number 
for the year just closed was 36 and the cost of operating the 
Home per child was just over one thousand dollars. 



34 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The Report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence 
is given in two parts. The first is their excellent review of 
the Proceedings of forty Grand Lodges in the United States, 
six in Canada, six in Australia, the Grand Lodge of England 
and also a few of those in Latin America. This review con- 
denses all these into a running commentary of twenty-four 
pages. Our 1946 Annual Communication is given generous 
space. 

In the second part of the Report, recommendation is 
made that fraternal recognition be extended to the United 
Grand Lodge of Queensland and the National Grand Lodge 
of Syria and Lebanon. These recommendations were adopted. 

In the printed Proceedings Louisiana gives full details 
of lodge memberships. For every lodge the full list of offi- 
cers is given, the names of all members and the names of 
those receiving degrees during the year. It is interesting to 
note the special conditions of working in certain bodies in 
New Orleans. For instance, Etoile Polaire Lodge, No. 1, uses 
the Scottish Rite Ritual and the French language; Persever- 
ance Lodge, No. 4, also in New Orleans, uses the same Ritual 
in the English language; Cervantes Lodge, No. 5, uses the 
same Ritual in the Spanish language; Germana Lodge, No. 
46 (chartered 1844), uses the Scottish Rite Ritual, and on 
its One Hundredth Anniversary changed from the German 
tongue to English. 

Quintin T. Hardtner, a banker and business man of 
Urania, was elected Grand Master to succeed M.W. Bro. 
Mathes. Both the new Grand Master and his son are mem- 
bers of the Charles F. Buck Lodge, No. 260. Our Grand 
Lodge is represented by Duncan H. Selph of New Orleans 
and we are pleased to note that he answered the Roll Call. 
Notice is given of the next Annual Grand Communication, 
also to be held in New Orleans, and beginning on February 
16th, 1948. 



MAINE— 1947 

Grand Master — Carrol W. Keene. 
Lodges, 206. Membership, 40,591. Gain, 2,207. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Annual Communi- 
cation was held in the City of Portland, May 6-8, 1947. The 
attendance comprised delegates representing 189 of the 206 
chartered lodges, 10 Past Grand Masters, 56 Representatives 
of other Grand Jurisdictions, and the leaders of the Craft in 
other near and far Grand Lodges. Our representative was 
R.W. Bro. James Abernethy of West Pembroke. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 35 

Just as many other Grand Masters have done, M.W. Bro. 
Keene stresses the need for thorough scrutiny of applicants 
for membership. "During my visitations, I have especially 
endeavoured to make certain that during this period of un- 
precedented growth, the first qualification for membership 
must be character, and as the applications increase, so let 
our care in selection increase. Now is the time to be more 
certain than ever that every candidate will make others de- 
sirous to join with us." 

A dispensation was issued in January, 1947, for the 
formation of a new lodge at Orrington, which is a few miles 
below Bangor on the Penobscot River. 

The Grand Master made a timely comment on Masonic 
funerals. "It is an unwritten law that if the family of a 
deceased brother requests a Masonic funeral, the lodge should 
perform those last rites. I wish to call to the attention of 
every Master and Officer that when such requests are re- 
ceived, we must endeavor to have brethren present in suf- 
ficient numbers that will speak for the worthiness of our 
Fraternity and the esteem in which the deceased brother 
was held." 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence recommended 
that no action be taken on a number of requests which had 
been received from Grand Bodies which were asking for fra- 
ternal recognition. Some of these were the Clandestine 
Gran Orient of Belgium, the Grand Lodge of France, the 
Grand Oi-ient of Spain — in exile — the Grand Lodges of Chile, 
Bolivia, Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo, Ceara, and Columbia — 
all of South America, and also the National Grand Lodge of 
Syria and the Lebanon. 

The Report of the Committee on Correspondence is in- 
troduced by a Foreword written by the Chairman, R.W. Bro. 
R. J. Pollard. He sets out very clearly the attitude of the 
Grand Lodge of Maine on fraternal recognition. "Formal 
Grand Lodge recognition involves far more than a mere ad- 
mission that the Masons under a certain obedience are not 
clandestine. When the Grand Lodge of Maine extends fra- 
ternal recognition to a sister Grand Lodge, she thereby 
acknowledges that body as her Masonic peer, endued with 
every attribute of Masonic sovereignty which she herself 
possesses. Moreover, she thereby sets the seal of her official 
approval upon the Masonry taught and practised by the body 
recognized and, to a certain degree, makes herself responsible 
in the eyes of the profane as well as the Masonic World, for 
the Masonic deportment of that Grand Lodge and its subor- 
dinates." 

"For these reasons the Grand Lodge of Maine has tradi- 
tionally maintained a most conservative policy on this matter 



36 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

of recognition. . . . We fully recognize the right of every 
Grand Lodge to prescribe its own standards of recognition, 
and to be either conservative or liberal as it may elect. But 
we do insist that the bodies recognized be, in fact, Masonic. 
If a so-called Masonic body fails to express its belief in the 
Great Architect of the Universe, or to display the Volume 
of the Sacred Law upon its altars, it is not Masonic, and no 
act by any Grand Lodge, no matter how powerful, can make 
it so. The Ancient Landmarks are immutable, and when 
they are removed, Masonry ceases to be." Canada (Ontario) 
for 1946 is one of the sixty-four Proceedings reviewed. 

M.W. Bro. Keene was re-elected Grand Master and notifi- 
cation given for the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Annual 
Communication to be held at Portland on May 4th to 6th, 
1948. 

MARYLAND— 1947 

Grand Master — Harry L. Huether. 

Lodges, 120. Membership, 36,842. Gain, 2,257. 

The Grand Lodge of Maryland holds a Semi-Annual Com- 
munication in May and an Annual Communication in Novem- 
ber. The Semi-Annual was opened in Baltimore on May 
20th, 1947. One of the highlights of the Grand Master's 
Address at this May meeting is where he tells of being at 
Oriental Lodge on December 18th, 1946. There one of the 
Past Masters raised four of his sons to the Sublime Degree 
and another Past Master raised two of his sons. In his own 
lodge on February 25th, 1947, the Grand Master raised his 
own son to be a Master Mason. 

There is a blood donor group at work which is doing 
splendid work. During the year there were 72 requests for 
transfusions, 201 pints of blood were given, and the total 
number of prospective blood donors listed was 1,551. 

The Committee on Foreign Relations reported that nine 
applications for recognition had been received but of this 
group, they were only able to definitely recommend one — 
the York Grand Lodge of Mexico. The Grand Lodge accepted 
this recommendation. 

The Annual Communication was held on November 18th 
and 10th, 1947, at Baltimore. Canada (in Ontario) was repre- 
sented by Past Grand Master Harry B. Wright. For those 
statistically minded, we quote the Grand Master as saying- 
that, "the finances of your Grand Lodge are in excellent con- 
dition, the total assets having increased by $35,292.34 during 
the current year, and those of the Masonic Homes by $135,000 
in the same period. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 37 

The Grand Master refers in glowing terms to the visit 
which he and R.W. Bro. Kinsinger paid to our 1947 Annual 
Communication. He officiated at the dedication of the new 
temple of Stephenson Lodge, No. 135, at Darlington. Regard- 
ing the matter of dress at Masonic funerals he said, "It can- 
not be too forcibly impressed upon the minds of our Officers 
that a Masonic funeral is the one time when it might be said 
that Masonry is on parade, and since these funeral services 
are designed primarily for the peace and comfort of the 
bereaved family, it certainly should be borne in mind that 
tan shoes and sport shirts are not in keeping with the dignity 
of such an occasion." With these sentiments, we fully agree. 

Full approval was given for the issuance and use of a 
printed circular for the use of Investigating Committees. So 
that the members of such Committees might realize their 
responsibility, and to give them definite leads for their in- 
vestigation, the new printed form has spaces wherein may be 
reported any physical infirmities, the candidate's public 
and private character, and his principal beliefs. 

R.W. Bro. Richard Kern, Grand Master of Pennsylvania, 
was presented to the gathering as a very distinguished visitor. 
After thanking his host for his kindness, R.W. Bro. Kern 
told of his own recent line of thought in the matter of the 
size of lodges. He quoted several examples of the very large 
percentage of Past Masters and Members that are regular 
in attendance at the smaller lodges. Then he said "I won- 
der aren't we getting lodges that are far too large. In 
Pennsylvania, in the last four years, our total membership 
has increased from one hundred and seventy thousand until 
today it is nearly two hundred and ten thousand. That is 
nearly forty thousand new members, but we have only insti- 
tuted two more lodges in a generation. The situation here (in 
Maryland) is comparable. I wonder if instead of building 
bigger lodge rooms, you would not get further in Masonry 
by having more lodges use the rooms that you now have. 
I even know of one of your lodges with a roll of twelve 
hundred members, but whose seating capacity is less than 
two hundred! Standing room only! I wonder how long the 
standees are going to keep up their interest? I wonder 
which will happen first, the falling of their interest or the 
falling of their arches?" 

At this Annual Communication, the Grand Lodge voted 
in favour of the recognition of the National Grand Lodge 
of Denmark. In 1933 the Grand Lodge of Maryland had de- 
clined to recognize this body because it had been constituted 
under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of France. The fact 
that the King of Denmark was Grand Master was probably 
the deciding factor to influence the 1947 decision. 

M.W. Bro. Harry L. Huether was re-elected as Grand 
Master and R.W. Bro. Harry 0. Schoroeder as Deputy Grand 
Master. The next Annual Communication will be called at 
Baltimore on the evening of November 17th, 1948. 



38 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

MASSACHUSETTS— 1946 

Grand Master — Samuel Holmes Wragg. 
Lodges, 325. Membership, 102,647. Gain, 3,948. 

It might not be so very incorrect to call 1946 the Anni- 
versary Year if one is to judge by the printed Proceedings 
because there were no less than twenty Special Communica- 
tions of Grand Lodge occasioned by special anniversary cele- 
brations. Scattered through the year there were seven 25- 
year, five 75-year, one 100-year, six 150-year, and one 175- 
year observances, and present at all of these was M.W. Bro. 
Wragg in his official capacity as Grand Master. In addi- 
tion to the Grand Secretary's record of each of these Com- 
munications, there is also in nearly all cases a history of 
that particular lodge, the whole constituting extremely val- 
uable historical data. 

At the Quarterly Communication held in Boston on 
March 13th, 1946, Worshipful Brother Franklin Charles Fette, 
Past Master of International Lodge of Peking, was obligated 
and installed as District Grand Master for China. There 
are six lodges in China working under the Massachusetts 
Constitution. Three of these are in Shanghai and one each 
in Peking, Darien and Tientsin. Returns for the year end- 
ing August 31, 1940, showed a total of 577 members in these 
lodges. 

In the Grand Master's Address, given at the Quarterly 
Communication held on June 12th, we note that dispensa- 
tions had been issued for new lodges in Lynn and Hanson 
respectively. He told the brethren of the progress that had 
been made in re-opening the lodges in China. All of them, 
of course, had been forced to suspend operations during the 
war. The Temple at Shanghai was being repaired but meet- 
ings cculd not be held in the cold months due to the diffi- 
culty in obtaining coal. Almost all the original furnishings 
had been destroyed or removed by the Japanese but at least 
the heating and lighting equipment had not been removed. 
The Temple at Peking had been occupied for five years by 
a Japanese business firm and had suffered much damage. 
The building in Tientsin with its contents was entirely de- 
stroyed by fire. Little or no information is available regard- 
ing the lodge at Darien and its future existence is extremely 
problematical due to the probable Russian domination of the 
city. The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has arranged for 
new reealia to be sent as a gift to the five lodges that are 
re-opening. 

At the Quarterly Communication held on September 11th, 
1946, the Grand Master reported that a third dispensation 
had been issued, this one being for a new lodge to be formed 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 39 

in Lynnfield. He referred to his visit to our Grand Lodge in 
Toronto in the previous July where he had been "delightfully 
entertained." His pleasure on this occasion could have been 
no whit more than ours in having him as an honored guest. 

We are pleased to note that our Grand Representative, 
R.W. Bro. Harry G. Pollard, was present at the Quarterly 
Communication held on December 11th. He was Deputy 
Grand Master in 1920. The Department of Education re- 
ported that attendance at Lodges of Instruction had broken 
all previous records. There were 299 such meetings held with 
an average attendance of 114.7 members. Two Institutes 
were held for the schooling of Instructors and Officers. Those 
interested in the subject of Negro Freemasonry will find the 
Report of a Special Committee on pp. 341-343. Its conclud- 
ing sentence is: "Your Committee believes that in view of the 
existing social conditions in our country, it is advisable for 
the official and organized activities of white and colored 
Freemasons to proceed in parallel lines, but organically sep- 
arate and without mutually embarrassing demands or com- 
mitments. However, your Committee believes that, within 
these limitations, informal co-operation and mutual helpful- 
ness between the two groups upon appropriate occasions are 
desirable." At this same Quarterly Communication M.W. 
Bro. Wagg was re-elected as Grand Master. 

The climax of the Massachusetts Masonic Year is prob- 
ably the Stated Communication in December, for, on this oc- 
casion, the Officers of Grand Lodge are installed and the 
Feast of St. John the Evangelist is celebrated. In 1946, the 
date was December 27th and the principal speaker was Past 
Grand Master J. Wallace Woodford of Delaware. 

The following beautiful verse is from the "In Memoriam" 
pages : 

"I am standing on the sea shore — 

A ship spreads its white sails in the morning breeze and 
starts for the blue ocean. 

It is an object of beauty, and I stand and watch it until at 
length it hangs like a speck of white cloud just where 
the sea and sky meet to mingle with each other. 

Then someone at my side says: 'There! It's gone!' 

Gone where? Gone from my sight, that's all. 

It is just as large in mast and hull and spar as when it 
left my sight; and just as able to bear its cargo of liv- 
ing freight to the port of destination. 

Its diminished size is in me — not in it! And just at that 
moment when someone at my side says, 'There! It's 
gone!' there are other eyes watching its coming, and 
other voices take up the glad shout, 'There it comes!' 
And that is dying!" 



40 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

MICHIGAN— 1947 

Grand Master — Paul 0. Strawhecker. 
Lodges, 519. Membership, 142,438. Gain, 7,447. 

At high twelve, on May 27th, 1947, in the Consistory 
Cathedral at Detroit, the Grand Master opened the One 
Hundred and Third Annual Communication. Immediately 
after the opening ceremony, a large number of guests were 
presented and our Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Charles S. Ham- 
ilton, and our Grand Secretary, R.W. Bro. Ewart Dixon, were 
among the foremost. As a special mark of courtesy the 
Senior Grand Deacon was commanded to display the flag of 
Canada at the Altar. When the Grand Representatives were 
called to the Altar, M.W. Bro. Wm. H. Parker responded for 
the Grand Lodge of Canada (Ontario). He was Grand Master 
of Michigan in 1937. The total registered attendance was 
1,012. 

There is a Recommendation by the Board of General Pur- 
poses in connection with donations from lodge funds, that 
voices some good plain sentiments: "Masonry does not need 
to (and in fact cannot) justify its place in American society 
and in the midst of the deplorable world conditions of today 
by doling out puny gratuities to this, that or the other non- 
Masonic agency. That is neither the purpose of Masonry, 
nor the gauge by which it can be properly appraised and 
either justified or condemned. The real purpose of Masonry 
transcends any such considerations. Its real value does not 
consist in teaching secrecy, mysticism, or signs, words and 
grips — important as they are in and to the method or manner 
of teaching the REAL values. They are still merely the 
mechanics of the teaching." 

"Let's be frank — and honest! Who outside of Masonry 
cares how old Masonry is (6,000 years, 600 or only 60) or 
how it originated? — or anything about its mysticism, ancient 
landmarks, emblems, or a score of other things dear, without 
question, to those within the Fraternity ? But a curious, crit- 
ical, questioning world outside of Masonry may very well be 
asking some very pointed, practical questions such as: 'What 
do you DO — in and for the kind of world that's all about 
you? How do you justify the existence of this huge secret 
institution in the modern world?' Questions, by the way, 
that are being hurled at every sort of organization and insti- 
tution — even forms of government — these days. And the 
right answers to such questions are not to be found in per- 
mitting lodges to dole out a few dollars here and there for 
this, that or the other local activity. They are to be found 
in the FACT that Masonry teaches men how to fashion good 
lives; that it builds character; that it inspires men to seek 
to render service to their fellowmen; that it puts into their 
hearts and hands the very tools for building such lives and 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 41 

rendering such services — and that it starts to do these things 
at the very outset of a man's Masonic experience, in the E. A. 
Degree; wherein we first require belief of God and point re- 
liance upon the Holy Bible as the rule and guide of our faith 
and conduct; wherein we emphasize that Temperance, Forti- 
tude, Prudence and Justice should be the constant (or invar- 
iable) practice of every Mason; wherein we counsel the prac- 
tice of Brotherly Love, Belief and Truth; wherein we teach 
loyal, patriotic citizenship." 

In his Address, the Grand Master brought up certain 
important matters for discussion and action and when put 
to the vote, the following decisions were arrived at on two 
of them. Re the Masonic Service Association, the member- 
ship of the Grand Lodge of Michigan was withdrawn. Re 
the George Washington Memorial, an appropriation of 
$40,000.00 was sanctioned as Michigan's contribution for the 
year. 

There was a prolonged discussion on the latter proposal. 
For the information of our Ontario brethren it may be stated 
that this memorial, located just outside the Nation's Capital, 
is truly a magnificent conception. It embodies lodge rooms, 
a Masonic museum, auditorium and catering facilities. The 
construction has been financed by contributions from prac- 
tically every Grand Jurisdiction in the States, and aided by 
the several concordant orders of Masonry. The total con- 
tributed up until February, 1947, is something like five mil- 
lion dollars and it is estimated that another million will be 
required before the whole structure is completed and equipped. 

It was decided to establish a Committee on Fraternal 
Relations to examine, investigate and report on all applica- 
tions for recognition and fraternal intercourse. There are to 
be three members on the Committee. 

Grand Master Strawhecker had issued an Edict forbid- 
ding travelling degree teams. Numbers of these had been 
sponsored by various clubs or civic or other outside organ- 
izations. The Grand Lodge approved of the action of the 
Grand Master. 

The budget presented for the Michigan Masonic Home 
and Hospital was slightly over $240,300 and the census as 
at the end of April, 1947, showed 94 women in residence and 
101 men, a total of 195. The average age is given as 78 
years. 

Three lodges which had been working under dispensa- 
tion were issued with charters. There are two others which 
will continue as U.D. until the next Annual Communication 
which will meet in the city of Flint on the fourth Tuesday 
in May, 1948. 

Clarence A. Hooper of Flint was elected and installed as 
Grand Master. We had the pleasure of entertaining him as 
a special guest at our Annual Communication in Toronto in 
July, 1947. 



42 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

MISSISSIPPI— 1947 

Grand Master — Paul M. West. 

Lodges, 307. Membership, 34,467. Gain, 3,258. 

In the absence of the Grand Master, R.W. Bro. A. F. 
Copeland, the Deputy Grand Master, presided at the opening 
of the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Annual Communica- 
tion of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi on February 11th, 
1947, in the city of Jackson. M.W. Bro. West, having gone 
to Baltimore, was not in the State for the last four months 
of his term and his duties for this period were assumed by 
R.W. Bro. Copeland. The total attendance is given as 356. 

Past Grand Master Paden read the Address prepared 
by M.W. Bro. West. He paid a high tribute to those re- 
sponsible for the work. "Ritualistic perfection is one of the 
aims of Freemasonry and we have almost reached that point 
in Mississippi. Your Grand' Master visited the Annual School 
of Instruction for Deputy Lecturers held in Meridian on 
April 22nd and 23rd, and also attended three of the Con- 
gressional District Schools. After having observed the work 
in at least five other Grand Jurisdictions during the past 
year, I am impressed with the perfection of our work. It 
has a simplicity and clarity which is evident; the language 
used has a certain purity and dignity which cannot be over- 
looked. This did not happen by accident. The many years 
of unselfish devotion and the scholarly attitude of our dis- 
tinguished Grand Lecturer, Dr. J. Rice Williams, is re- 
sponsible. To him and his faithful corps of deputies, together 
with our able Board of Custodians of the Work, we owe our 
eternal gratitude. It is a monument that could not be built 
with human hands and will outlast any material building.'" 

The Deputy Grand Master reported that he officiated at 
the laying of a corner stone for a new temple for Summit 
Lodge, No. 231. Two lodges surrendered their charters dur- 
ing the year. 

Edward B. Shearer of Water Valley is the Fraternal 
Correspondent. In reporting on five requests for recognition 
he recommended as follows: re the Grand Lodge of Sao 
Paulo, that recognition be withheld until further information 
had been forwarded; re the Grand Lodge National of Syria 
and Lebanon, that their request be approved; re the Grand 
Orient de Belgique, that consideration be continued until 
further evidence came to hand; re the Grande Oriente 
Espanol (in exile), that the application be dismissed; re the 
Grand Lodge of Denmark, that fraternal recognition be ex- 
tended. These various recommendations were all confirmed 
by the Grand Lodge. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 43 

The Grand Lectuier's Repoit was read for him by Bio. 
Wm. D. Neal. Here are some of the methods that mark the 
successful Master: 

"Probably there has never been a perfect or ideal Master. 
But one can approach to that ideal by study and observa- 
tion. The Master must submerge himself in the lodge. He 
should give preference to even,' one before himself. He should 
encourage every member to learn everything he can about 
Masonry — not only the ritual but also about the true prin- 
ciples, ground work, and history of the institution. He should 
endeavour to preside with dignity and decorum." 

"He should open at the hour specified for opening. 
Closing at the proper time is just as important as opening 
at the proper time. The Master should refrain, and ask 
the brethren to refrain, from joking or heckling those who 
attend for the first time after a period of seeming indif- 
ference. The ideal Master tries to prevent disruption. It is 
far easier to prevent than to correct. Every Master owes it 
to himself and to his lodge to lead an exemplary life. 
Masonry like every other organization, is judged by the con- 
duct cf its members and particularly by the conduct of its 
leaders." 

Our representative near the Grand Lodge of Mississippi 
is Past Grand Master T. Q. Ellis of Jackson. He was in 
office in 1925. We do not see his name in the list of those 
present. Neither do we see our Grand Lodge among those 
thirty-four jurisdictions whose Proceedings are well reviewed 
in the Foreign Correspondence Report. Evidently this just 
wasn't our year. 

W. Frank McDonald of Meridian was elected as Grand 
Master and the One Hundred and Thirtieth Annual Commu- 
nication was to be held in his city on February 10th and 
11th, 1948. 



MISSOURI— 1947 

Grand Master — Dr. Solon Cameron. 
Lodges, 602. Membership, 104,850. Gain, 5,780. 

If one finds, at first glance, that both the beginning and 
the ending of a book are attractive, the chances are that the 
pages in between will be worth reading, and this is just how 
your reviewer finds the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of 
Missouri. The frontispiece is an excellent photograph of the 
Grand Master. Dr. Cameron is an American by birth but his 
forbears on both sides were from the land o' the heather. 
His father came out to Montreal as a young man of twenty- 



44 . GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

one and his mother's parents left their native Argyleshire 
to settle near St. Thomas, Ontario. A full biographical sketch 
pays tribute to Dr. Cameron's worth as an outstanding mem- 
ber of the medical profession and also to his career as a 
distinguished Mason and a highly honored citizen of St. Louis. 

The last 103 pages of this volume are given over to Past 
Grand Master Ray V. Denslow for his annual monograph 
"The Masonic World." Brother Denslow is certainly a re- 
viewer par excellence. He has travelled far and wide, not 
only in all parts of his own country but lalso in other lands 
and his keen observation and his shrewd appraisal of Masons 
and Masonic events give him a wealth of material with which 
to enrich his writings. The review follows a topical, narra- 
tive style and this year a number of illustrations are used, 
particularly in connection with European Masonry. 

In between the above two features is the full account of 
the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Annual Communication 
which was held in St. Louis from September 30th to October 
2nd, 1947. 

In his Address, the Grand Master told of the feeling 
of the Special Committee which was appointed to consider 
the publication of a Grand Lodge newspaper or bulletin. It 
found that the still mounting costs of labor and equipment 
were sufficient to justify an abandonment of the proposal 
or at least a waiting period of a year or two. The Grand 
Lodge appointed a Committee to make further investigations. 

A dispensation had been issued for the formation of a 
lodge at Clarkton. Freedom Lodge, No. 636, had been con- 
stituted at Mehlville. From the Grand Master's list of visit- 
ations we quote this: "June 6th, at Twilight Lodge, No. 114, 
Columbia, Missouri. At this meeting eight Walden brothers 
were present to assist in conferring the Third Degree upon 
the ninth brother. Nine states and twenty-four lodges were 
represented at this meeting. Five brothers of the Walden 
family are Past Masters of Twilight Lodge." 

The Report of the Masonic Home shows a total member- 
ship of 277, made up of 70 men, 172 women, 18 boys and 17 
girls. The per capita cost for the year was $941.68 and this 
higher figure was due to increased costs of both provisions 
and labor. 

The Committee on Foreign Recognition reported favor- 
ably on the Grand Oriente D'ltalia, and also on the Grande 
Loja de Sao Paulo. Their recommendations for recognition 
were confirmed by Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Orator, R.W. Bro. J. A. Witthans, gave an 
Address on "Conceptions of Freemasonry." He said: "Free- 
masonry is not the Grand Lodge, it is not the lodge, it is not 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 45 

the ritual. It is a vital, dynamic impelling force which finds 
expression in the lives of men, working constant change 
through the living applications of truths and virtues which 
in themselves are ageless and changeless. A man is in the 
process of being made a Freemason from the time he first 
knocks on the inner door of the lodge until the time, in his 
funeral service, he is given the last grand honors. A quarter 
of a century of Masonic association and activity has con- 
vinced me of the truth of that idea. Perhaps it has made 
me somewhat more tolerant of the seeming shortcomings of 
others. Certainly it has spurred me on to continued effort 
to overcome my own Masonic weaknesses. It is the process 
of the ill-fitting, jagged surface of the rough ashlar, by the 
constant application of the proper working tools, being hewn 
and moulded into the perfect ashlar which may take its place 
in the building of an improved society and better relation- 
ships among men.'" 

Morris E. Ewing of Morrisville was elected and installed 
as Grand Master. The next Annual Communication will open 
in St. Louis on September 28th, 1948. 



MONTANA— 1947 

Grand Master — Carlisle S. Kenyon. 
Lodges, 136. Membership, 21,772. Gain, 1,120. 

The Civic Centre Theatre in the city of Great Falls was 
where the delegates to the Eighty-third Annual Communica- 
tion assembled on August 19th, 1947. Both the American and 
the Canadian flags were presented in the opening exercises. 
Apparently the utmost cordiality and goodwill prevail be- 
tween this Grand Jurisdiction of Montana and our Canadian 
Jurisdictions of Alberta and Saskatchewan which are imme- 
diate neighbors on the north. No less than seven Past Grand 
Masters of Saskatchewan and five of Alberta have been 
given equivalent honorary rank by Montana. In voicing the 
civic welcome, Wor. Bro. J. C. Johnson, the Mayor of Great 
Falls, sets a pattern. He made a sixty-seconds speech. 

In his Address, the Grand Master referred to the Insti- 
tution Ceremony of the new Rimrock Lodge at Billings at 
which he had officiated. Twenty-one Fifty-year Veterans' 
badges were presented during the year. He recommended 
"that legislation be enacted to prohibit the wearing of any 
garb or uniform distinctive of any other organization dur- 
ing the conferring of degrees." This recommendation was 
later adopted. 

The Trustees of the Masonic Home at Helena submitted 
a list of contemplated work on the rehabilitation of buildings 



46 ■ GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

and equipment and suggestions to increase the present ac- 
commodation. There were 30 men and 15 women members in 
the Home, the average age being 78.4 years. The operating 
expenses are shown as approximately forty-five thousand 
dollars. 

The Committee on Correspondence after careful investi- 
gation recommended that fraternal relationship be extended 
to the Grande Oriente D'ltalia (Gran Loggia Nazionale) and 
that due exchange of Representatives be had. It was stated 
that there are 418 lodges under the obedience of this Grand 
Lodge. The same action was recommended toward the Grand 
Lodge of the Netherlands (Holland). The Report was duly 
adopted. 

The Correspondence Report and Review by Past Grand 
Master McAllister of Kalispell are unique in form and con- 
tent. He selects the virtue of Patience as the main topic of 
his opening paragraphs. "If we learn with patience we can 
in meekness teach." He then goes on to a topical review 
and under the heading of National Masonic Meetings devotes 
full space to a paper which was delivered in Washington by 
M.W. Bro. R. Bruce Bannon of Texas on "Assimilating War 
Time Masons." Bro. Bannon gave many excellent suggestions 
for this process but his main treatment is "put them to 
work." He also urged better knowledge of all members of 
the lodge by the officers, really active visiting committees, 
and keen brotherly interest, and, when the times comes, a 
personal and sympathetic funeral service. 

Texas was also to the fore with ideas at the Conference 
of Grand Secretaries in Washington. Grand Secretary Belew 
presented the subject of "Automatic Suspensions" and Bro. 
McAllister states the case very fully for this type of legis- 
lation. In summing up he says, "We believe the law to be a 
just and equitable piece of legislation, practical and business- 
like, and conducive to the welfare of Masonry in any jurisdic- 
tion adopting it. To our mind practical Masonry for this 
day and generation, as opposed to sentimental Masonry, needs 
moneyed resources to maintain its position and discharge its 
full duties to the Craft and to society." Bro. McAllister seems 
to be able to find a kindly and an appreciative word for every 
jurisdiction that he reviews. When reading his excellent 
report one would not think it the work of one who had just 
been passing through la year of serious bodily discomfort. 
All his friends sincerely hope that he has regained his former 
health and vigor. The Craft has need of such leaders of 
thought. 

The Proceedings of seven of our Canadian jurisdictions 
are printed in sequence and our Ninety-first Annual of 1946 
is most liberally dealt with. We get a special pat on the back 
for our efforts in benevolence. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 47 

The election for Grand Officers resulted in the promo- 
tion of Stephen A. Holt of Billings to the Grand Master's 
chair and he was duly installed and then presented with the 
gold ring which sixty of his predecessors in office had worn. 
His son, Stephen A. Holt, Jr., Master of Powder River Lodge, 
presented the new Grand Master, his lodge brother, with a 
travelling bag on behalf of his Mother Lodge. So closed 
the Eighty-third. It was arranged that the next Annual 
Communication would open in Billings on August 17th, 1948. 



NEVADA— 1947 

Grand Master — Paul L. Maloney. 
Lodges, 26. Membership, 3,937. Gain, 190. 

The Eighty-third Annual Communication of this Grand 
Lodge was called to order at high twelve on June 12th, 1947, 
in the Masonic Temple in Reno. Seventeen Past Grand 
Masters were present. We note that Wor. Bro. V. C. Kester, 
our Grand Representative, answered the roll call. 

The Grand Master told his brethren that he had been 
privileged to visit every section of the State and as he trav- 
elled he heard accounts of the value of mining, the value of 
livestock, and the value of tourists to the State. Also in his 
travels he observed in different communities the work of 
youth organizations such as DeMolay and Rainbow, and then 
he realized anew that the real wealth of Nevada was not in 
cattle, sheep or mining or anything with the dollar mark be- 
fore it, but that the fundamental resource of the community, 
the state, and the nation was the young people. "The future 
of Masonry and of our country depends upon what we do 
with this human wealth." He urged Grand Lodge, the con- 
stituent lodges, and all his brethren as individual Masons to 
give liberally of their thought, time and assistance to young 
people's organizations. 

Two Past Grand Masters died during the year: Edward 
A. Ducker who was in office in 1924 and Thomas Lindsay, 
elected in 1917. A memorial service was conducted in 
memory of these worthy brethren. 

Commenting on the marked revival of interest in the 
Craft, the Grand Master said, "The most important committee 
that any Master appoints, is his investigating committee on 
the petition of a candidate for the degrees of Freemasonry. 
This committee must guard well the trust conferred upon it 
so that our secrets may not be imparted to any who are 
unworthy." 



48 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The Report on Fraternal Correspondence is the ninth of 
such prepared by the Grand Secretary, M.W. Bro. E. C. 
Peterson of Carson City. In his Foreword he quotes a remark 
of the Grand Master of Indiana: "Sitting in a notable Masonic 
assembly a few weeks ago, a brother at my side, looking out 
across the hundreds of good men gathered there, remarked 
to me, 'what a mighty force that could be if all the worthy 
impulses generated here could be harnessed and directed into 
the right channel'!" It's a good thought, and one that will 
repay further thought. In the Review, a good summary of 
our 1946 Proceedings indicates a careful reading and screen- 
ing by Bro. Peterson. 

George A. Montrose of Gardnerville was elected and in- 
stalled as the 1947-48 Grand Master; and notice was given 
that the Eighty-fourth Annual Communication would open 
at high twelve on June 10th, 1948, in Reno. 



NEW BRUNSWICK— 1947 

Grand Master — Arthur Sagar Robinson. 

Lodges, 45. Membership, 6,749. Gain, 596. 

The first thing that attracts the notice of the reader as 
he picks up the 1947 Proceedings of New Brunswick is that 
the printing and set-up make for easy, comfortable reading. 
We would say that the Grand Secretary and his Printer have 
collaborated remarkably well. 

The Eightieth Annual Communication was held in Saint 
John on Thursday, August 28th, 1947, and we notice that our 
own M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop was one of the special visitors. 
He was introduced by the Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. 
Albert C. Lemmon, who represents us at the Grand Lodge of 
New Brunswick. Then, later in the day, he gave an address 
at the dinner which was arranged by the six lodges of the 
city. 

In the Grand Master's Address, special emphasis is laid 
on Masonic Education. M.W. Bro. Robinson was a bit con- 
cerned that some of the lodges had not given this part of the 
work its proper share of effort and application. He had done 
a fair amount of travelling outside of his own jurisdiction 
and he stated that "In every Grand Lodge I have visited, in 
every conference I have attended during the two years of my 
tenure of office, Masonic Education has been given a more 
prominent place than any other topic for consideration, thus 
showing that Masonic leaders everywhere are keenly con- 
scious of the need." The Report of the Committee on Masonic 
Education puts it this way: "Today the many problems and 
activities of human society compete for a share of our time 



FRATERNAL CORESPONDENRCE 49 

and thought. With this competition the Fraternity has to 
contend and adopt methods calculated to retain our interest in 
Freemasonry." The Committee is considering the prepara- 
tion and publication of a Masonic Digest. They make the 
suggestion that "the candidate may meet with the lodge edu- 
cational committee any time and in a place that is conveni- 
ent and appropriate — not necessarily in open lodge." 

The Annual Elections were held in the evening and 
Donald C. Malcolm of Saint John was elected and installed 
as Grand Master. Ronald D. Baird of Edmonton was elected 
Deputy Grand Master. Notice was given that the Eighty- 
first Annual Communication would be held in St. John on 
the 26th of August, 1948. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE— 1947 

Grand Master — John O. Lovejoy. 
Lodges, 81. Membership, 14,236. Gain, 659. 

The seal of the Grand Lodge in New Hampshire carries 
the date of 1789 and this body is therefore one of the oldest 
on this continent. It was M.W. Bro. Lovejoy who opened the 
One Hundred and Fifty-eighth Annual Communication in 
Concord on May 21st, 1947. He had also presided at a 
Semi-Annual Communication held on November 19th, 1946. 
At this latter meeting three different lodges exemplified the 
three degrees, and opportunity was also given to the brethren 
to visit the Masonic Home. The Board of Trustees were hav- 
ing their Annual Meeting that same day. 

At the close of the fiscal year there were 43 members in 
the Home, 20 men and 23 women, the average age being 79.8 
years. Tribute is paid to the services of M.W. Bro. Joseph 
Brodie Smith who was Chairman of the Board for 16 years. 
His death occurred on May 8, 1947. This sonnet is printed 
under a fine photograph of him: 

"What is this mystery that men call death? 
My friend before me lies; in all save breath 
He seems the same as yesterday, his face 
So like to life, so calm, bears not a trace 
Of that great change which all of us so dread. 
I gaze on him and say: He is not dead, 
But sleeps; and soon he will arise and take 
Us by the hand. I know he will awake 
And smile on us as he did yesterday; 
And he will have some gentle word to say, 
Some kindly deed to do; for loving thought 
Was warp and woof of which his life was wrought. 
He is not dead. Such souls forever live 
In boundless measure of the love they give." 



50 . GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Brother Smith, who was Grand Master in 1903, was held 
in universal high esteem. The memorial page reads, "No 
man was ever more faithful in the performance of duty than 
he was in this responsible office. Much of the continued suc- 
cess of this great charitable project of Grand Lodge may be 
ascribed to his great executive ability and love of his fellow- 
men. No truer example of the gospel of Brotherhood of 
Man may ever be known than was our friend J. Brodie Smith. 
His long services will be remembered with gratitude by many 
so long as life shall last." 

In his Address, the Grand Master reported that he had 
officiated at the dedication of a new hall for Olive Branch 
Lodge at Plymouth. In speaking on the insufficient available 
funds for charity, he recommended that every lodge set aside 
at least ten per cent, of their yearly dues to be used as a 
Charity Fund. 

The recommendations of the Committee on Foreign Cor- 
respondence were approved and therefore fraternal recogni- 
tion will be extended to the Gran Logia Oriental de Santander 
(Eastern Columbia), the Gran Logia del Estado de Nuevo 
Leon at Monterey, Mexico, and the Grand Lodge of the Neth- 
erlands. 

The reviews of the foregoing Committee are presented 
by Past Grand Master J. Melvin Dresser, who is also the 
Grand Secretary. Our Proceedings for 1946 are one of the 
fifty-three that are dealt with and we must thank Bro. 
Dresser for the generous space and some very compliment- 
ary remarks as to our activities. 

Harold Orlo Cady of North Conway was elected and in- 
stalled as Grand Master. The One Hundred and Fifty-ninth 
Annual Communication is to be held in Concord on May 
20th, 1948. 



NEW JERSEY— 1947 

Grand Master — John H. Schneider. 
Lodges, 279. Membership, 81,984. Gain, 4,472. 

In Crescent Temple, in the City of Trenton, on April 
16th, 1947, M.W. Bro. Schneider opened the One Hundred 
and Sixtieth Annual Communication. The thirty District 
Deputies were present, twenty-one Past Grand Masters and 
the representatives of 272 of the constituent lodges. 

The Grand Master told his brethren that "The condition 
of the craft, numerically and financially, is better than in 
many years but at times I become alarmed at the great flood 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 51 

of petitioners seeking admission, the rush on the part of 
lodges to complete work, the desire to cut corners. To dq 
everything in a hurry has the tendency to disregard consti-. 
tuted authority. Much of this constitutes a grave menace tOj 
our Craft, Membership in our Fraternity is a recognized 
privilege and not a right, and when that is lost sight of, our 
Craft suffers." 

The record of M.W. Bro. Schneider's year of office shows 
a tremendous list of appointments and visitations but he is 
proud to say that the climax was reached when in Boiling 
Spring Lodge, No. 152, he was privileged as Grand Master 
to raise his only son to the Master Mason Degree. As the 
father of the Grand Master was present, there were thus 
three generations of the family at that notable meeting. 
During the year 103 Grand Lodge Tokens of 50-year member- 
ship were issued, and of these, the Grand Master had the 
pleasure of presenting 23. M.W. Bro. Schneider recommended 
that the present annual contribution by the lodges to Grand 
Lodge be increased from 0.50 to 0.70 cents per member. This, 
suggestion was concurred in by the Committee on Consti- 
tution and By-laws but it will not be dealt with until the 
next Annual Communication. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence reported that 
some correspondence had been received from the Grande 
Oriente D'ltalia, Rome. However, due to the uncertain con- 
ditions prevailing there, it was considered necessary to con- 
duct further investigations before recommending any action 
towards setting up fraternal relations with this body. < 

Another matter which was referred to the next Annual 
Communication for consideration and action pertained to a. 
Masonic funeral. It is proposed to amend the regulations so; 
that an E.A. or F.C. may be buried with Masonic honors. At. 
present only a M.M. or his family can request same. 

The Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Masonic Home 
and Charity Foundation was held on the afternoon of the 
second day of Grand Lodge. It was reported that the Home 
operated on an expenditure of approximately $165,000 and 
that excepting for a lack of accommodation for all those who 
wish to enter, the Home functions on a contented and happy 
basis. The Board recommended that a new wing or building 
be added to provide for 40 more guests. As at the year end, 
the census was: Men, 77; Women, 126; Total, 203. 

R.W. Bro. C. S. Elliott, Chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Correspondence, presents reviews of sixty-seven 
Grand Jurisdictions of which ours is one. In his Foreword, 
he writes: "We have endeavoured to record the items of in- 
terest and hope that they will be interesting and informative 
to you." We can assure him that his labors have been 
eminentlv successful. 



52 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

M.W. Bro. Frank Kovack of Bloomfield, the new Grand 
Master, is no stranger to Ontario Masons. He attended our 
Grand Lodge in July, 1947, at Toronto, was received with due 
honors and addressed the gathering, bringing greetings from 
the Masons of New Jersey. 

Their One Hundred and Sixty-first Annual Communica- 
tion was to open on April 21st, 1948. 



NEW MEXICO— 1947 

Grand Master — Frank J. Fitch. 

Lodges, 57. Membership, 8,715. Gain, 764. 

The Seventieth Annual Communication was held in Las 
Vegas on May 21st, 1947. As the sixty-ninth was held on 
October 21st, 1946, the Grand Master's term of office was but 
seven months. 

The lodge at Los Almos which had been working under 
dispensation, was issued with a charter and was designated 
as Pajorita Lodge, No. 66. The Grand Master officiated at 
the institution of the new lodge. 

M.W. Bro. Fitch, in his Address, refers to the action of 
a lodge in connection with the application of a former member 
asking for reinstatement. The lodge, the brother complained, 
would not act on his petition. The Grand Master, quoting 
Masonic authority, wrote the Master of the lodge and pointed 
out that "It is only by a just and legal lodge, acting in its 
chartered capacity, that an individual can be invested with 
the rights and benefits of Masonry, and pronounced worthy; 
so it is only by the same power, acting in the same character, 
that he can be disfranchised of these rights and pronounced 
unworthy. The unaffiliated Mason is therefore entitled to 
his right of petitioning a lodge for reinstatement until pro- 
nounced unworthy and/or is expelled, and in my opinion the 
only way he can be legally pronounced unworthy is by pre- 
ferring charges and bringing him to trial." He also quotes 
from Mackey's Jurisprudence: "The relation of a Freemason 
to the Order is like that of a child to his parents — la relation 
which, once having been established, never can be obliterated. 
As no change of time, place or circumstance can authorize 
the child to divest himself of that tie which exists between 
himself and the author of his existence — a tie which only 
death can sever — so nothing can cancel the relationship be- 
tween every Freemason and his Order, except expulsion, 
which is recognized as equivalent to Masonic death. Hence 
results the well-known maxim of 'once a Mason, always a 
Mason.' The Investigating Committee must report on the 
petition." 



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Prior to the meeting of Grand Lodge, the Committee on 
Accounts, Ways and Means had drafted a scheme for the 
consolidation of accounts and the reallocation of Grand Lodge 
funds. The idea behind this move was to facilitate the pre- 
paration of an annual operating budget. This proposal war 
referred to the incoming Grand Master for further study. 

Two readings were given to a resolution calling for the 
organization of a New Mexico Masonic Low Twelve Club 
The sole business and purpose of this Club would be the 
operation of a mutual benefit society. Any Mason of the 
State, under forty-five years of age would be eligible for 
membership. The income for the plan would be obtained by 
an assessment of ten dollars per annum from each member 
and a further assessment of $1.10 as the occasion of the 
death of each member. Upon the death of a member the 
sum of $500.00 would be sent to his beneficiary. The Grand 
Lodge would sponsor and assist in the organization of the 
Club, but would not assume subsequent obligation for the 
operation or management of it. The proposal was laid over 
for further study. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence recommended 
that fraternal recognition be offered to the Grand Lodges of 
Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Panama, and that 
fraternal representatives be named. The report was adopted- 
Past Grand Master (1933) John Milne is Chairman of 
the Committee on Foreign Correspondence and Canada (in 
Ontario) is one of the fortunate twenty-five jurisdictions 
included in his Review. 

Rupert F. Asplund of Sante Fe was elected and installed 
as Grand Master. Again there is a change in date for the 
next Annual Communication. It will open in Santa Fe on 
March 22nd, 1948. 



NEW SOUTH WALES— 1947 

Grand Master — Frank Whiddon. 

Lodges, 649. Membership, 92,867. Gain, 6,515 

The last Regular Quarterly Communication of 1946 was 
held in the Masonic Temple, Sydney, on the evening of De- 
cember 11th, 1946. Much of the Grand Master's Address is 
taken up with the story of his visits to lodges, his attend- 
ance at eight Installations and at six Consecrations. The 
meeting of Lodge Chatswood, No. 285, at Artarmon, was an 
outstanding event. In the presence of the Grand Master, the 
Deputy Grand Master occupied the Chair and initiated three 
of his sons. M.W. Bro. Whiddon delivered the Final Charge. 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The Grand Master had been asked for permission to 
name a lodge after a living mason. He quoted opinions of 
previous Grand Masters as not favorable to such a move, 
but he gave as his own personal opinion that "It seems to 
me to be a question to be decided by the individual whose 
name' it is suggested may be used. I am reminded that a 
man cannot admire floral tributes on the occasion of his 
funeral." 

By a unanimous vote, Regulation No. 152 of the Book 
oi the Constitution was amended. This clause deals with the 
proposers of an applicant for membership. The stipulated 
period of acquaintanceship had been twelve months for one 
of the nominators or proposers and six months for the other. 
It was the general feeling that these periods were much too 
short and the re-written clause requires three years and two 
years respectively. 

The next Quarterly Communication was on March 12th, 
1947; followed in due course by the mid-winter Quarterly of 
June 11th. Each of these consisted of one evening session. 
The Elections are held at the June meeting and M.W. Bro. 
Whiddon was re-elected as Grand Master. The Council of 
the William Thompson Masonic School reported that the insti- 
tution was re-opened on January 13th, 1947, after having 
been used by the military forces for five years. The number 
of children in residence was given as 43 senior boys, 51 girls 
and 44 junior boys. From the Report of the Masonic Hospital 
Board we learn that the daily average of patients through- 
out the year was 56. Additional financial assistance for this 
project will have to be provided. 

A lengthy debate took place on a motion of Wor. Bro. 
JL V. H. Hatch which proposed to limit the number of can- 
didates that any lodge might accept in one year. The size 
of lodges also entered the discussion. Most of the 
speakers agreed that one of approximately one hundred 
members was large enough. Some argued that the proper 
control of the raite of lodge growth was squarely up to the 
Investigating Committees. Others felt that this very repre- 
sentative meeting of Grand Lodge should initiate some action. 
After the debate had been restricted, the motion was put 
and lost. 

The last sixty pages of these Proceedings contain the 
Review of Fraternal Correspondence by a competent Com- 
mittee under the Chairmanship of Bro. A. J. Kaglund, Past 
Grand Inspector of Workings, and also a choice collection of 
Masonic cdes and poesy. There is an exceedingly generous 
review of our 1946 Communication. Across the ten thousand 
miles 'twixt here and there, we salute these earnest brethren 
of ours on the Island Continent. Our problems are common 
ones, our aims are identical, and as with them, the welfare 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 55 

of the Craft is close to the heart. To quote a couplet from 
their pages: 

"The crest and crowning of all good, 
Life's final star is Brotherhood." 



NEW ZEALAND— 1946 

Grand Master — Ethelbert C. Smith. 
Lodges, 314. Membership; 31,097. Gain, 1,541. 

The Grand Lodge of New Zealand assembled in Annual 
Communication in the Wentworth Hall in Christchurch on 
December 4th, 1946. The Board of General Purposes reported 
that numerous Past Grand Lodge Officers and a great many 
of the constituent lodges had nominated R.W. Bro. Charles 
Flavell to the office of Grand Master. M.W. Bro. Smith 
therefore moved that he be elected, and there-upon by unani- 
mous vote Bro. Flavell was declared Grand Master-elect. The 
installation was carried out that evening with elaborate cere- 
mony. Special music was supplied by a male choir of 47 
voices, an orchestra of 20 pieces and the grand organ of the 
Curi Theatre. A quintet of heralds provided a fanfare of 
trumpets for the entrance of the Grand Master-elect into 
the Hall. He advanced under a canopy borne by four Wor- 
shipful Masters with two Grand Stewards in front of him, one 
on each side, and two Worshipful Masters in the rear. The 
souvenir folder of this very special occasion indicates that 
it was most carefully planned and one concludes that the 
ceremony must have been most impressive and heart-warm- 
ing. 

The report of the Widows' and Orphans' and Aged 
Masons' Fund stated that there was a total of 205 annuities 
in force at the close of the year. The revenue for this fund 
— principally from lodge contributions and interest on invest- 
ments— totaUed £22,783 — l/9d. 

Grand Master Smith reported that he had officiated at 
the consecration of six new lodges and four lodge rooms. He 
also laid the foundation stone for a new temple at Russell. 

It was decided by unanimous vote that the Constitution 
be amended by including in the list of officers of a 
lodge, that of Almoner. His special duties are to be the 
visiting of the sick and infirm, to assist the Treasurer in 
the collection of contributions to the Widows' and Orphans' 
and Aged Masons' Fund, hospital visitation, etc. 

A long debate took place on the proposal to have Grand 
Lodge headquarters permanently established in one place. 
Hitherto it has been the custom to move it from place to 



56 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

place at two-year intervals. The idea was to make the office 
easily accessible to all the lodges in turn. The argument 
that swayed the decision towards the one-vpermanent-location 
proposal was the matter of the costs of the biennial move. 
When the discussion appeared to be getting quite warm, a 
Past Grand Deacon arose to say that they did not want the 
Grand Lodge in his tip of the country; it was windy enough 
already. The vote was called for and by 721 to 392 it was 
decided that the future location of the Grand Lodge office 
would be the city of Wellington. 

It was decided to inaugurate a Fifty Year Service Badge. 
This will be in the form of a circular gold brooch, 1-3/8 inches 
in diameter. It is to be worn on the left lapel of the coat. 

The representative of the Grand Lodge of Canada (in 
Ontario) at this meeting was M.W. Bro. Sir Stephen S. Allen, 
K.B.E., of Morrinsville, who was Pro Grand Master in 1932. 

The Grand Lodge of New Zealand does not incorporate 
in their Proceedings any review of other Grand Jurisdictions, 
but reviews are published monthly in "The New Zealand 
Craftsman." A summary of our 1946 Proceedings was pub- 
lised in the July 1947 issue of this periodical. 

The Appendix "B" which appears at the end of the New 
Zealand Proceedings contains abstracts of rulings given by 
the Board of General Purposes — principally relating to con- 
duct and procedure in the lodges and the Refectory. We 
notice a warning re co-Masonry and one re visiting by 
unattached brethren; a ruling with reference to the closing, 
"the S. & C. (the latter folded) should always be removed 
when the V.S.L. is closed at the conclusion of meetings; 
these emblems should not be left in the Sacred Volume as 
such practice is incorrect and strongly deprecated." Then 
we notice that Ruling 52 states that, "There should be no 
temporary surrender of Collars and Jewels by the regular 
officers of a lodge to Past Masters who are occupying the 
chairs on a Past Masters' night, with one exception, i.e., the 
I.P.M.'s collar and jewel may be worn by the P.M. who is 
about to preside." Your reviewer is heartily in accord with 
Rulings 19(k) and 20. The former stipulates that, "after 
the ceremony of raising, the closing of the lodge in the Third 
Degree should, for the education of the candidate, be carried 
out in full, instead of the lodge being closed summarily." 
Ruling 20 states that "the squaring of the lodge should not 
be carried to excess." 

Pending the finding of suitable office accommodation in 
Wellington, the address of the Grand Secretary is P.O. Box 
372, Christchuroh, C.l. 



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NOVA SCOTIA— 1947 

Grand Master — Alexander Herman MacMillan. 
Lodges, 89. Membership, 11,287. Gain, 751. 

The Eighty-second Annual Communication was opened in 
Halifax on June 11th, 1947, and almost immediately labour 
was suspended to be resumed two weeks later in Truro. Our 
Grand Representative R.W. Bro. Canon W. E. Ryder, was 
present and we were also represented by our Grand Secre- 
tary, R.W. Bro. Ewart G. Dixon. After the reception of 
visiting dignitaries, a procession was formed and the brethren 
proceeded to the First United Church for Divine Service. 
The sermon was by the Grand Chaplain, R.W. Bro. C. R. F. 
MacLennan, on the text "'Get thee hence and turn thee 
eastward," from I Kings XVII-3. Here are some of his 
thoughts: "Weaker men will always seek the way that calls 
for no responsibilities or sacrifice. Even men like Elijah 
despaired in his day and retreated along the road until, 
under the juniper tree, he wept, feeling all was lost. To him 
came the challenging word of the Lord, 'what doest thou 
here, Elijah?' and again 'get thee hence and turn eastward.' 
The road that goes East will never be an easy road. It will 
be long and hard and tough. But it is the road on which 
real men travel. And as in the days of yore, the key to 
events lies in the men and women who play their part in 
them. It's the set of the sail and not the gale that determines 
our destiny." 

Five lodges had been instituted during the year: at Mait- 
land, Tatamagouche, Bedford, Armadale and Halifax. War- 
rants were recommended for the first four. 

The Board of Benevolence submitted its Report relating 
to the Nova Scotia Freemasons' Home. There were 33 guests, 
of whom 16 were men and 17 women. Good progress has 
been made in the lodges towards raising a fund of $30,000 by 
voluntary individual subscriptions, this sum being required 
to add a new hospital wing to the Home. The total income 
for the year is shown as $29,452.04 and the total expense as 
$22,771.60, which was even a slightly better showing than 
the figures for the previous year. The securities held for 
the endowment of the Home had increased to $175,154.98. 

Past Grand Master ML. Fraser, in presenting the Re- 
port of the Committee on Decisions and Official Acts, com- 
ments, "It may be that we are a bit too strict in our adher- 
ence to the physical fitness requirement and that good men 
are being denied the privileges of Freemasonry on this 
account." 

Past Grand Master Reginald V. Harris presents the Re- 
port of the Committee on Fraternal Relations. He gives brief 



58 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

sketches of the State of Masonry in the various European 
countries and also in some parts of South America. The 
Committee felt that they should have more time for study 
before making any recommendations on several applications 
for fraternal recognition that have been referred to them. 

In his capacity as Grand Secretary, M.W. Bro. Harris 
reports on his investigations and research regarding the 
dates of origin of two fine lodges — Zetland, No. 9, at Amherst, 
and King Solomon, No. 54, at Digby. The accepted dates are 
1847 and 1784 respectively. Both of these lodges will now 
be permitted to wear gold trimming on their regalia. 

The Fraternal Correspondence Reviews are the work of 
R.W. Bro. A. G. Baillie and we have to thank him for a very 
favourable presentation of our 1946 Proceedings. 

M.W. Bro. MacMillan was re-elected as Grand Master 
for a second year. R.W. Bro. R. S. Longley of St. George's 
Lodge, No. 20, at Wolfville, was elected Deputy Grand Master. 



OHIO— 1947 

Grand Master — William W. Carlton. 
Lodges, 625. Membership, 231,500. Gain, 11,997. 

On October 15th, 1947, some 1337 Ohio Masons assem- 
bled in the Taft Auditorium of the Masonic Temple in Cin- 
cinnati for the One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Annual Com- 
munication of their Grand Lodge. Our Grand Representative, 
George H. Hess, of Springfield, was there and our Grand 
Master sent a personal representative, R.W. Bro. J. A. Hearn, 
to convey his greetings to these good neighbors of ours. 

The Grand Master paid tribute to the late Bro. Charles 
H. Merz for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of 
Masonic research. Dr. Merz for years had served the Craft 
as Editor of The Sandusky Masonic Bulletin, an excellent 
periodical which always had a prominent place in the reading 
room of our Grand Lodge Library. 

The welfare of the Masonic Home is ever to the fore 
with the Masons of Ohio. M.W. Bro. Carlton says, "The 
Home has been, is, and always shall be an enterprise claim- 
ing our very first concern." The total endowment, in round 
figures, now totals $1,470,000. The operating budget for the 
current year was set at $466,184 and an additional $140,537 
was asked for to finance emergency improvements. As at 
July 31st, the enrollment consisted of 186 men, 185 women, 
19 boys and 19 girls, or a total of 409. For adults the aver- 
age age is 76 years. 



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The Election of Officers was the first order of business 
on the morning' of the second day. Raymond A. Younger, of 
Celina, a jurist of note, was elected Grand Master. 

The Committee on the Grand Lodge Library conceive 
their mission to be, first, the accumulation and proper hous- 
ing of the books which comprise a great centre of Masonic 
Light; second, the making available of those books to stu- 
dents of Freemasonry; third, the development of interest on 
the part of new Masons in the history, teachings and prin- 
ciples of Masonry. Well put! 

The Report of the Foreign Correspondence Committee is 
under the caption "Onward! ' It reads in part as follows: 

"To Free Masons in every foreign Jurisdiction, we here 
in America would sound a trumpet call. Ours is a spiritual 
movement. We seek to inculcate and develop those great 
universal realities of the spirit expressed in such elemental 
words as truth, honor, justice, righteousness, kindness, chi- 
valry, loyalty, friendliness, good will, faith, hope and love. 
These spiritual values which constitute the very foundation 
of our beloved Order alone have made men truly great. Hu- 
man history would never have been worth writing without 
them. Take these radiant values out of life and what is left ? 
Nothing. Riches pleasures, successes, and all that goes to 
make up the world that we call material — what are they 
worth if kindness and honor and love are gone ? These 
spiritual values that are basic in the philosophy of Free- 
masonry are all that save the individual and society from the 
jungle. ONWARD, then, brethren of every land! We have 
something for which the world hungers; something which 
will make the world strong and which alone will bring en- 
during peace. We shall never give the world these bessings 
by looking back. The call is ONWARD! CHRISTIAN 
SOLDIERS!" 

The Committee reported that a formal request for recog- 
nition had been received from the Grand Lodge of the Nether- 
lands, and they recommended that fraternal relations be 
established. Grand Lodge approved. 

The reviews presented by this Committee cover forty 
Grand Jurisdictions. The material is well arranged and a 
good-size, clear type is used, making for comfortable read- 
ing. Past Grand Master B. Frank Thomas is the Chairman. 

The One Hundred and Thirty-Ninth Annual Communica- 
tion will be held in Columbus on October 20th and 21st, 1948. 



60 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

OKLAHOMA— 1947 

Grand Master — Morris M. Bramlett. 

Lodges, 382. Membership, 62,265. Gain, 5,259. 

The Thirty-ninth Annual Communication was called to 
order by the Deputy Grand Master in the Masonic Temple, 
Muskogee, on the evening of February 11th, 1947. A com- 
mittee of four Past Grand Masters was appointed and directed 
to retire with Grand Deacons and to escort the Grand Master 
into the Grand Lodge. From the Address of Welcome de- 
livered by Bro. Charles A. Moon, we learn these facts about 
the host city: it has a population of about forty thousand 
and therefore ranks third in the State; it is known as the 
Indian Capital of Oklahoma; its business life is largely 
wholesale, manufacturing and industrial. 

The Grand Master opens his Address on a very gracious 
note. "That man who is so honored by his fellow Masons 
as to be elevated to the post of Grand Master would be a 
stolid and unworthy person indeed if the inspiring experience 
and the warm rays of fellowship of such an opportunity did 
not move him. It has been my opportunity and pleasure — 
I use the two words in all their literal meaning — to serve 
you as your Grand Master for the past year. If I had been 
able to do for the Fraternity a hundredfold of what I may 
have done, I would still fall far short of repaying you for 
what endless and unmeasurable benefit I have received. I 
believe that few Grand Masters in all the long and honor- 
able history of Freemasonry in Oklahoma have ever been so 
fortunate as myself. In all of its history, I do not believe 
there has ever been an interval in which the interest of the 
membership has been so high, or when the co-operative spirit 
of Oklahoma Masonry so effectively lightened the burdens 
of the Grand Master and loyally advanced the program of 
our Brotherhood. But I would be unworthy of the trust you 
have vested in me if I were so derelict as to omit a sincere 
and unqualified gratitude to the Supreme Architect of the 
Universe in any comment I may make on the achievements 
of the Grand Lodge in my time as Grand Master." 

In reviewing the year's operation of the Children's Home 
and the Home for the Aged, the Grand Master acknowlelged 
the generous support given these two philanthropies by the 
Order of the Eastern Star, and by the administrative staffs 
of the institutions. There are waiting lists of applicants 
for both. At the Home for the Aged there were thirty-seven 
men and fifty-eight women, the average age being seventy- 
eight. The membership of the Children's Home consisted of 
fifteen boys and fifteen girls, with ages from five to eighteen 
years. The total Masonic Homes expense summary for the 
year 1946 was just under seventy-six thousand dollars. 



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M.W. Bro. Bramlett officiated at the laying of corner 
stones for the new Masonic Hall for Bixby Lodge, No. 359, 
and for the new home of Haskell Lodge, No. 334. He found 
the Craft experiencing a period of marked growth. "I have 
visited in every District of the State. There are forty of 
these Districts and in each I have found a progressive, en- 
thusiastic and growing organization, led by inspired and sin- 
cere Masons. I have been in scores of lodges in the Districts 
and I have found the same inspiring, driving enthusiasm dis- 
played on every hand." 

Harve A. Butler of Allen is our Grand Representative. 
He was present and answered the roll call on our behalf. 

David Earl McCroske of Asher was elected Grand 
Master. Although a Texan by birth, he has been a resident 
of Oklahoma ever since he was ten years old. He will be 
presiding at the Fortieth Annual Communication at Guthrie 
on February 10th, 1948. 



OREGON— 1947 

Grand Master — Edward B. Beaty. 

Lodges, 175. Membership, 33.002. Gain, 2,254. 

Out in Oregon they devote three full days to the Annual 
Communication. The 97th was opened in ample form on 
June 11th, 1947, in Portland. The Proceedings are easy to 
read because of good clear type, well-defined headings and 
a very flexible binding. Our Representative there is the 
veteran Past Grand Master P. R. Kelly of Salem who was 
in office in 1925. Apparently he was unable to attend the 
1947 Communication. We note that in the opening exercises 
that "a uniformed detail from the National Sojourners posted 
the flags of the United States and Canada with an impres- 
sive ceremony." This courtesy is appreciated all the more 
because there are no Canadian Grand Masters in the list of 
distinguished guests. Earl W. Snell was Grand Master in 
1940. Now he is Governor of the State of Oregon, and he 
voiced the formal welcome to Grand Lodge. 

M.W. Bro. Beaty reported that he had constituted five 
new lodges and instituted two. He felt that there should be 
several new lodges formed in the near future. "Many lodges 
have more members than can be used in the active work of 
the lodge, and therefore should be divided into smaller lodges. 
In this way we can make real Masons and not just create 
new members." One of his hobbies for years has been De- 
Molay. "I recommend that the Order of DeMolay be recog- 
nized and that lodges be encouraged to sponsor chapters." 
As he has been indentified with the teaching profession all 



62 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

his life, one can easily understand this interest of M.W. Bro. 
Beaty. He has been a Professor at Oregon State College 
since 1927. 

The Address by the Grand Orator, U. G. Dubach, is cer- 
tainly worth reading. He decries attitudes of self complac- 
ency and inaction in public and private life and in national 
and world affairs. He tosses some verbal barbs in order to 
get hes readers thinking. "We have been entrusted, as a 
result of this war, with twenty-first century science and 
power, and I doubt whether we have even twentieth century 
controls. That's the danger." "It is high time that we 
recognize that the moment we compromise on principles we're 
lost. That's what we've been doing — internationally, nation- 
ally and personally. And we have got to change that." 
"I'm long on tolerance but tolerance can be a vice. I've been 
told so often that I should be broad-minded. Ah yes, I've 
always said, broad-minded and shallow." 

The Report of Grand Secretary Proudfoot shows that 461 
Life Memberships were issued during the year and 38 Fifty- 
year Buttons were presented. 

The Report of the Foreign Correspondent recommended 
that recognition be extended to the Grand Loja de Estado de 
Sao Paulo, and to the Grand Lodge of Ceara, both in Brazil. 
Grand Lodge concurred. 

A Eulogy of M.W. Bro. W. J. Kerr (1863-1947) appears 
on pages 102-104. His life work was in the field of education, 
and 25 years were spent or rather lived as President of Oregon 
State College. His Masonic career was spectacular. Initiated 
into the Craft at the age of 48, eight years afterwards he 
was elected Grand Master. The well-written sketch concludes 
with Tennyson's lines: 

"I am a part of all that I have met; 
Yet all experience is arch where through 
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades 
Forever and forever when I move." 

A most interesting item on the Thursday afternoon was 
the reading of a report on Oregon Military Lodge of Frank- 
furt, Germany. This lodge was instituted on July 11th, 1946, 
under a Dispensation from the Grand Lodge of Oregon. By 
the end of May, 1947, there were forty affiliated members; 
nine Entered Apprentices had been made, eight Fellow Crafts, 
and six Master Masons were raised. It was decided to con- 
tinue the Dispensation for another year. 

The review of Foreign Correspondence is the work of 
Past Grand Master Hagmeier of Seaside. These lines from 
his Foreword are a bit of plain speaking and it is just pos- 
sible that they might be appropriate in jurisdictions other 
than Oregon: 



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"Officers, especially the elective line officers of consti- 
tuent lodges, should not fail to grasp every opportunity 
afforded them to acquaint themselves with matters pertain- 
ing to Masonry outside of the Ritual. 

"The intent of the Grand Lodge in providing a Review 
of Foreign Jurisdictions was, and is, to build up a more en- 
lightened membership. It is the most important, if not the 
only educational feature provided by this Grand Lodge. Yet 
there are Masters and Wardens of constituent lodges within 
this room who have not read last year's Review, and some 
are not aware that two copies have been received by the 
Secretary and are at their disposal. It accounts to some ex- 
tent for the appalling lack of understanding of Masonry's 
intent and purposes, the immature childlike belief in a literal 
interpretation of the Ritual, a lack of attendance on the part 
of the rank and file, because their leaders are leaders in 
name only, and more interested in attaining the position of 
Master of a lodge than in spreading Masonic light. 

"I commend the Review to you for careful reading. I 
deem it unwise to enlighten you further of its contents. If 
you, as an officer of your lodge, and as such, a member of 
this Grand Lodge, called on to vote intelligently on questions 
vital to the welfare of the Craft, you will read it. If not, 
your lodge,, this Grand Lodge and the Craft of Oregon are 
the losers." 

Our 1946 Proceedings are among the sixty-two reviewed 
by Bro. Hagmeier in this his thirteenth round-up. Oregon 
is well served by this keen observer. 

Walter M. Ransom of Eugene was elected and installed 
as Grand Master. The Ninety-eighth Annual Communication 
will be held in Portland on June 16th, 17th and 18th, 1948. 



PENNSYLVANIA— 1947 

Grand Master — Richard A. Kern. 

Lodges, 563. Membership, 210,347. Gain, 9,090. 

This year the frontispiece of the Pennsylvania Proceed- 
ings is a reproduction in colors of tho Standard of the Grand 
Lodge which was adopted in 1939. A circular medalion in 
gold is centred on a field of purple bordered with gold. Un- 
der the design are the words "Virtute Silentio Amore." We 
seem to have mislaid our Latin distionary. 

The Spring Quarterly Communication was held on March 
5th, 1947, followed by others on June 4th, September 3rd and 
December 3rd. The Annual Grand Communication is held on 
St. John's Day in December. 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The Committee on Correspondence after having made 
thorough investigations, recommended that fraternal recog- 
nition be extended to the Grand Lodge Alpena of Switzerland, 
the Grand East of the Netherlands, and the Gran Loggia 
Nationale of Italy. These recommendations were adopted. 

At the September meeting, the Grand Master announced 
the death in the previous July of the Right Worshipful Junior 
Grand Warden, Brother Albert Thatcher Hanby. He was de- 
scribed as a devoted, zealous, much loved and respected 
brother, sincere in his beliefs and strong in his convictions. 

It takes 45 pages to print the reports and to tell of the 
many interesting activities at the Masonic Homes at Eliza- 
bethtown. The total number of guests as at November 15th, 
1947, was 579 — just ia little better than an average of one 
for each lodge in the Jurisdiction. These statistics on farm 
and garden operations will give our readers some idea of how 
the community lives. The dairy herd consists of pure bred 
Ayrshires, 217 animals all told. Milk produced was 328,395 
quarts and well over three and one half tons of butter were 
made. The Piggery consists of 436 animals, all Berkshires. 
in the poultry pens were 3000 birds of various strains and the 
years egg production was 24,026 dozen. Nearly 400 acres 
were producing grain and hay and another 20 acres in pota- 
toes. Add to all this an apiary of 69 colonies, an orchard, a 
vineyard and a huge vegetable garden. The table of operating 
statistics shows a per capita cost of $913.27 per year. Grand 
Master Kern speaks affectionately of this instititution. "The 
Masonic Homes of Elizabethtown are the pride and joy of 
every Pennsylvania Mason. Nowhere in the world is the pre- 
cept of Masonic benevolence better exemplified ... I have 
lived a full and varied life, with rich experiences in far-flung 
parts of the world. But I can say without hesitation that 
nothing has given me greater satisfaction than my duties at 
Elizabethtown . . . The older I get, the more I realize that the 
most worthwhile thing in life is friendship. I can say that 
everyone with whom I came in contact at Elizabethtown is 
my friend." 

M.W. Bro. Kern availed himself once of the Grand 
Master's privilege of Making a Mason at Sight. Telling of 
this event he says, "I have profound convictions that this 
great privilege is fraught with equally serious responsibilities. 
It should not be used in the case of a young man who ought 
to stand the test of the ballot, except in the case of a near 
friend or relative when the personal factor deserves to domi- 
nate. It ought not to be used to circumvent an unfavorable 
ballot, except in cases where obvious injustice was done to a 
man of outstanding merit; the injustice alone is not enough 
to warrant its use. It should be used above all to honor a 
man, outstanding in character, personality and achievement, 
one whose merit is obvious to all the world, one who by be- 



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coming a Mason honors Freemasonry as well as he is hon- 
ored by it. These criteria are fully met by the man whom I 
selected for this distinction: never a petitioner to any Masonic 
lodge, he. nevertheless has held the Craft in high esteem; a 
scholar, educator and leader in the community; a Trustee 
of the University of Pennsylvania; a member of many scien- 
tific and cultural societies; the President of Girard College; 
Brother Merle Middleton Odgers. The degrees were con- 
ferred on December 5th at an extra meeting of Fernwood 
Lodge, No. 543." 

Brother George H. Deike of Philadelphia was elected and 
installed as Right Worshipful Grand Master, succeeding 
RW. Bro. Kern. Pennsylvania does not appoint any Grand 
Representatives as many jurisdictions do but we in Ontario 
were well and most worthily represented at the Annual Com- 
munication mentioned above. Our Deputy Grand Master, 
R.W. Bro. James P. Maher, was one of their special visitors 
and he was most graciously received and honored by his hosts 



PHILIPPINE ISLANDS— 1946-47 

Grand Master, 1946 — Michael Goldenberg. 

Grand Master, 1947 — Emilio Pascual Virata. 

Lodges, 1946, 81. Membership, 1946, 4,349. 

Lodges, 1947, 91. Membership, 1947, 5,397. 

It is a pleasure to receive once again the Proceedings of 
this Grand Lodge whose normal activities were so forcibly 
and thoroughly suppressed during the war years by the invad- 
ing armies of Japan. Perhaps some of our readers may be 
curious as to its origin. The present Grand Lodge of the 
Philippine Islands was created by the Grand Lodge of Cali- 
fornia, having been organized on December 19th, 1912, by 
three lodges which had been in existence for some years un- 
der charters issued by California. Prior to 1890, Masonry in 
the Philippines was for the foreigner, the lodges being formed 
exclusively by Spaniards and foreigners, with very little par- 
ticipation by local elements. From 1890 till the arrival of 
the Americans, it was for the natives, the lodges being 
monopolized by Filipinos, with a very small proportion of 
Spaniards. Since the advent of the Americans, it has become 
cosmopolitan. 

As there had been no Annual Communication since that 
of January, 1941, the assembly in Manila on January 22nd 5 
1946, is designated as the Thntieth. In the intervening war 
years M.W. Bro. John R. McFie had been killed by Japanese 
shell fire; the Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Jose P. Guido, 
had been beheaded by the Japanese, and R.W. Bro. Antonio 



4>6 GRNAD LODGE OF CANADA 

Ramos, the Grand Junior Warden, had succumbed to ill health 
brought on by prison camp treatment. 

, . After the liberation of Manila by the American forces, 
Bro. Goldenberg, who was the Grand Senior Warden, was 
urged to assume the office of Acting Grand Master and to 
proceed to re-establish the Grand Lodge. This involved a 
tremendous amount of work. The Japanese had not only 
ruined the Craft headquarters, the Plaridel Temple, but had 
destroyed all the office records. Nearly all of the consti- 
tuent lodges had lost their charters and records. As there 
fiad been no activity in the lodges during the war years, the 
Grand Master' declared a moratorium for all outstanding 
obligations due from members to their respective lodges, and 
in the same manner, the obligations of the lodges to Grand 
Ledge. Emergency Dispensations were issued to the old 
lodges 'permitting them to meet at different dates and hours 
than' those' in "the : original charter. This was necessary on 
account of the lack of transportation, lack of light for eve- 
ning meetings and other hampering conditions. 

Some incidents of the enemy occupation are told by the 
Grand Secretary, M.W. Bro. Antonio Gonzales. He was placed 
under surveillance by the Japanese. They demanded that he 
call a special meeting of Grand Lodge that they might attend 
and take part jn the deliberations. As his interrogators were 
not satisfied with the explanations he gave, they took him to 
Fort Santiago for further questioning and intimidation. The 
oells here were -scarcely eight feet square and usually any- 
where from ten to twenty prisoners were jammed in each. 
Col. Guido was kept in the fort but although Bro. Gonzales 
was allowed to return home, he was virtually a prisoner as a 
Japanese was constantly posted nearby to watch his comings 
and goings and any persons who visited him. 

We have often heard of election cigars, and, in days gone 
by, have even been reckless enough to sample them. How- 
ever, here is a record of some which must have belonged 
in a superior category. "Before proceeding to the election 
of officers, the, Acting Grand Master announced that Wor. 
Bro. Gregario Gariaiga, Past Master of High Twelve Lodge, 
No. 82, had donated to the Grand Lodge for use at this meet- 
ing 200 cigars, which were received with thanks and distri- 
buted to the : members present for their enjoyment." As a 
result of the ballot, M.W. Bro. Michael Goldenberg was elected 
Grand Master and Teodorico Jimenez, Deputy Grand Master. 
Bro. Paul V. McNutt, United States High Commissioner in 
the Far East, conducted the Installation Ceremony. 



The Thirty-first 1 Annual Communication was opened in 
Manila, in the reconstructed Plaridel Masonic Temple, on 
January 28th, 1947. The Grand Master recommended that 



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facilities be increased by the construction of a new wing or 
annex with about "twenty small single rooms which will ac- 
commodate some of our provincial brethren when they come 
to Manila. Also, we should have four bowling alleys built 
on the ground floor, such as we had in pre-war days. A 
basketball court should be constructed in the yard for the 
benefit of our younger members and the DeMolay boys." He 
reported that ten more of the old lodges had been re-organ- 
ized. Three new lodges were under dispensations. He had 
invited Perla Del Oriente Lodge, No. 1034, to unite with his 
Grand Lodge. PerLa Del Oriente is on the Register of the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland. The proposal is under consider 
ation. 

This is interesting: "Early this year I took steps so that 
our brethren and their ladies who are nationals of the Philip- 
pines could have Chapters of the Eastern Star in this Juris- 
dition. We should have such activity for many reasons, but 
I believe the most important reason is that we would be able 
to win the co-operation of our ladies who are mostly devout 
Roman Catholics and who have been brought up with certain 
prejudicies against anything that spells Masonry or against 
institutions sponsored by Masons." 

The cosmopolitan character of the Grand Lodge is pro- 
moted by a reasonable sharing of office honors. M.W. Bro. 
Goldenberg states: "In 1917 a gentleman's agreement was 
made whereby an Occidental brother should succeed an Ori- 
ental brother, and vice versa, to the Grand Mastership and I 
am glad to state that this agreement has been faithfully 
kept. At this Communication, a native son, born in the 
Province of Cairte, w T as elected. M. Wor. Bro. Verata is by 
profession a lawyer, "a middle-aged but eligible bachelor. 
The matter of marriage has not occurred to him." He has 
been a member of the Philippine Legislature and has travelled 
round the world. He became a Master Mason in 1916 and 
at present he is the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge 
of Ohio. 



PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND— 1947 

Grand Master — Reginald E. Kemp. 
Lodges, 15. Membership, 1,149. Gain, 24. 

Your reviewer must admit that he had not, until today, 
looked carefully at the seal or crest of this Grand Jurisdic- 
tion. It has those familiar details, the square and compasses 
with the letter "G" plus the trowel. The latter we know has 
an important and useful part in other rituals even if it is 
not so stressed with us here in Ontario. 



68 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Grand Master Kemp presided at the opening of the 
Seventy-second Annual Communication in Charlottetown on 
June 25th, 1947. Thirteen Past Grand Masters were seated 
in the East, among them our Grand Representative, T. Gordon 
Ives of St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 13, at Montague. 

Particular reference was made to the death of King Chris- 
tian X of Denmark, who for many years had been Supreme 
Head of the Craft in his country. In eulogizing the firm 
loyalty of this Sovereign to his nation, M.W. Bro. Ives told of 
his "ordering the Nazis to leave the Danish flag flying over 
the palace. He was told that if a Danish soldier attempted to 
hoist these colors he would be shot. Promptly King Christian 
went to the roof and hoisted his country's flag in person. The 
Nazis were unable to cope with this sort of bravery and the 
colors remained at the masthead. As members of this world- 
wide fraternity we should be proud that a man of this calibre 
headed the Freemasons of Denmark." 

The Grand Master presented five Fifty-year Membership 
emblems at this Communication. The senior brother of the 
group had been raised in St. John's Lodge, No. 1, in 1892. 
He had visited all the lodges in his jurisdiction during the 
year. The largest has 152 members and the smallest 25. 

In concluding his Annual Report the Deputy Grand 
Master has this to say: "As we look out on the world today 
we see much to cause us concern. The world desperately 
needs a rebirth of faith. It needs the practice of the Masonic 
tenets of brotherly love, relief and truth, that its broken 
fellowships may be renewed and that understanding and good- 
will may be spread among the nations. In this great and 
good work of our institution, which knows no boundaries of 
class or nation, should play an important part so that peace 
and brotherhood may prevail over all the earth." 

M.W. Bro. Ives moved for the adoption of the Report of 
the Committee on Foreign Correspondence. It recommended 
that fraternal relations be established with the Grand Lodges 
of Denmark, The Netherlands and Norway. The brethren 
agreed. 

The Reverend Waldron Abbott MacQuarrie, of True 
Brothers Lodge, No. 8, at Crapaud, was elected and installed 
as the new Grand Master. He graduated with considerable 
eclat from Dalhousie in 1913. 

QUEBEC— 1947 

Grand Master — Leslie H. Boyd. 
Lodges, 98. Membership, 15,683. Gain, 761. 

The Seventy-seventh Annual Communication was called to 
order by the Deputy Grand Master, R.W.'Bro. L. F. Crothers, 
in the Sherbrooke Street Masonic Temple, Montreal, on Oc- 
tober 8th, 1947. The Grand Master was then escorted into 



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the Hall by his eight District Deputy Grand Masters and 
eight Past Grand Masters to assume the Grand East and 
open the Grand Lodge in Ample Form. 

Having in mind the widespread unsettled and disturbing 
conditions in the world today, the Grand Master counselled 
more prayer in high places. He urged strict examination. 
"During these trying and dangerous days through which we 
are passing, the word communism seems to be in the forefront 
and as communism, as we understand it, is in direct opposi- 
tion to our Order and the principles for which it stands, I 
would ask our members to be on guard in order that no in- 
filtration be countenanced or permitted which might under- 
mine our Oraer. I strongly recommend to the officers of 
every lodge to be most careful in scrutinizing any applica- 
tion.-; to become members of the Order.'' He reported that 
four new lodges were formed, sponsored by lodges which had 
very large memberships. He thought this is a move in the 
right diiection. The new lodges are named Canon Shatford, 
Royalmount, Fellowship and Renaissance — this latter being a 
French Lodge. 

M.W. Bro. Boyd hits the nail on the head when he is dis- 
cussing Masonic Education/ "I often wonder whether the 
Master of a lodge feels that his work is done when he confers 
upon the candidate the Third Degree. The candidate is told 
to make a further study of the liberal arts and sciences, as 
may lie within the compass of his attainment, and to make 
a daily advancement in Masonic knowledge. May I ask how 
a candidate can be expected to make a daily advancement in 
Masonic knowledge, unless he is taken care of by a com- 
mittee of the lodge or even by the Master himself, in order 
that this newly-made member can have an opportunity of 
increasing his Masonic knowledge by proper direction." 

"I think all the brethren will admit that, might I say, 
fair treatment has not been accorded the newly initiated can- 
didate, because at that moment in his Masonic experience 
when his mind is most susceptible to reaction, we have 
neglected to pave the way or render any systematic assistance 
in his pursuit of knowledge which we so frequently recom- 
mended to him in the ceremonies through which he passed, 
more particularly to the Charge in the First Degree." 

His closing message to his brethren made three requests: 
first, during these troublous and dangerous times, keep con- 
stantly before you our Supreme Being and G.A.O.T.U. and 
the V.S.L. Second, let each brother appreciate to the full his 
Canadian citizenship — its rights and privileges, and also the 
tremendous responsibilities of the individual. Third, ever 
keep in mind, in one's daily avocations, the great principles 
for which we stand — brotherly love, relief and truth. 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Part Two of the 1947 Proceedings has just reached our 
desk. For those who are not familiar with the Quebec reports, 
we may state that the Proceedings of each year are printed 
in two parts; the first one contains the minutes of the An- 
nual Communication, the Grand Master's Address, and Com- 
mittee and Officers' Reports. Part Two contains the lists of 
the Officers and Past Masters of the constitutional lodges, 
certain statistics and historical lists, and then closes with the 
Review of Foreign Correspondence. R.W. Bro. 0. E. Stanton 
is the Chairman of the Committee. The reviewer has been 
most generous with space in his summary of our 1947 Pro- 
ceedings, and he has also been kind enough to include his 
good wishes to your present reviewer here in Ontario. We 
thank him for both. 

M.W. Bro. Boyd was re-elected to serve a second year as 
Grand Master and Canon L. F. Crothers of Hull was re- 
elected Deputy Grand Master. We enjoyed meeting the 
D.G.M. at our 1947 Grand Lodge. The Seventy-eights Annual 
Communication will be held in Montreal on Wednesday, 
October 13th, 1948. 



QUEENSLAND— 1947 

Grand Master — Eustace Alfred Jones. 
Lodges, 388. Membership, 23476. Gain, 1,512, 

The supervision of ritual and lodge work in Queensland 
is under a Grand Superintendent of Workings and seventeen 
Assistant Grand Superintendents. The Jurisdiction is divided 
into sixteen Districts. 

At a Special Communication held at Brisbane on August 
27th, 1946. M.W. Bro. E. A. Jones was installed as Grand 
Master. His entrance into the Grand Lodge was imposing. 
Following the Grand Heralds and Director of Ceremonies 
came the Standard Bearers and the Worshipful Masters with 
the Grand Master's regalia, then two Grand Stewards and the 
Grand Sword Bearer, followed by the Grand Master-elect 
flanked by the Grand Deacons, and followed by more Masters 
and two Grand Stewards. Musical numbers and anthems by 
the Masonic choir were rendered in between the various proc- 
lamations. Our representative at this gala occasion was 
R.W. Bro. F. R. Taylor, P.S.G.W. 

The Grand Master's first words were those of sorrow. 
Word had just been received of the death of M.W. Bro. F. 
E. Pettifer, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of 
Victoria. He then went on to recall some of the outstand- 
ing incidents of his Masonic career. "I was very surprised 



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and delighted to find in a place as remote as Tanganyika, 
on the east coast of Africa, one of the most beautiful 
temples I have seen. It was at Dar-es-Salaam." Such 
splendors conjured up in his mind a vision of great grandeur 
— the institution of universal Freemasonry. "We are re- 
minded that the price of attainment in the moral and intel- 
lectual spheres, as well as in other departments of life, is 
unceasing vigilance. It takes thought, effort, self-discipline 
to hold what we have achieved, and it takes these things 
in an even greater degree to advance further in the pro- 
gressive attainment of the ideals of perfection, which is 
the goal of the Craft as a whole, and should be the goal of 
every individual Mason. I sometimes think that perhaps 
our ideals in their full splendor are unattainable to the 
average man. However, we are bound to hold the ideal as 
the object of attainment and to press as close to its real- 
ization as circumstances will permit. Constant vigilance is 
the price of progress." 

At the Quarterly Communication held a week later, 
Grand Lodge endorsed the recommendation of the Board 
of General Purposes re the recognition of long service as 
a Mason. Any brother who has been a member of the Craft 
for fifty years, of which at least twenty-five years have 
been served in Queensland, may receive a Jewel, to be pre- 
sented by the Grand Master in Grand Lodge. At the Quar- 
terly Communication on March 5th, 1947, it was announced 
that 34 brethren were declared to be entitled to this new 
decoration, and as 21 of these 34 were present, they were 
then presented with the Fifty Years Service Jewel by the 
Grand Master. 

The foregoing news is from the Twenty-sixth Annual 
Report. Their Masonic year ends in June. 

RHODE ISLAND— 1947 

Grand Master — Albert Whitman Claflin. 

Lodges, 43. Membership, 15,568. Gain, 652. 

The One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Annual Communica- 
tion was held on May 19th, 1947, in Freemasons Hall, Provi- 
dence. A large number of guests from other Grand Juris- 
dictions were present, among them M.W. Bro. A. S. Robin- 
son, Grand Master of New Brunswick, and his Grand 
Director of Ceremonies. Our representative is Clarence B. 
Bearce of East Providence. 

In speaking of the welfare of the Craft in his Annual 
Address, the Grand Master said: "We have failed to bring 
into our membership during the war years many young 
men who would normally have applied had they not been 



72 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

far from home. Now that they have returned, they are 
looking searchingly at all existing institutions and asking 
that these institutions justify their existence and value to 
the community. Let us never forget that their one reason 
for applying for membership is their appreciation of the 
type of men they find in Masonry, and their sincere desire 
to associate with such men, and we by our lives and 
accomplishments must justify the existence of our Ancient 
and Honorable Fraternity." 

M.W. Bro. Claflin recommended the establishment of the 
"Christopher Champlin Medal" which would be awarded in 
the discretion of the Grand Master for outstanding Masonic 
achievement, and limited to such Masons as may have 
attained positions of genuine leadership in their respective 
jurisdictions. This medal would derive its name from the 
first Grand Master, who held office in the years 1791-1793. 

"The return of so many injured service men has again 
brought the question of physical fitness to the forefront, 
but in Rhode Island we leave this to the judgment of the 
Masters of the lodges. Two borderline cases were referred 
to your Grand Master who decided them on the basis as 
follows: 

1. Is he able to LEARN our signs and means of 
recognition ? 

2. Is he able to EXEMPLIFY them? 

3. Is he able to IMPART them to others as a teacher 
of candidates? ,-•.-- 

If all of the above can be answered in the affirmative, 
Rhode Island believes the man to be physically qualified." 

John Bancroft Littlefield, of Thomas Smith Webb Lodge, 
No. 43, at Providence, was elected and installed as Grand 
Master. (This lodge is named after the Grand Master of 
the years 1813-1814.) There will be a Semi- Annual Com- 
munication held on November 17th, 1947. 

SASKATCHEWAN— 1947 

Grand Master— W. L. Clink. 

Lodges, 199. Membership, 14,877. Gain, 811. 

The Forty-first Annual Communication was originally 
scheduled for Saskatoon, but when it developed that hotel 
accommodation there would be lacking, the venue was 
changed to Regina. Accordingly the representatives of the 
lodges assembled in the Hotel Saskatchewan there on June 
18th, 1947. Two N.C.O.'s of the Royal Canadian Mounted 
Police presented the two flags at the Altar — the Union Jack 
and the Stars and Stripes. Grand Master Clink then opened 






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Grand Lodge in ample form. Our regular representative, 
Bro. N. B. Williams of Regina was not present but we cer- 
tainly had special representation in the person of our 
beloved Past Grand Master, R. B. Dargavel. He was not 
only received as a distinguished visitor, but also w.as hon- 
ored by having conferred on him the rank of Honorary Past 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan. 

In opening his Annual Address, M.W. Bro. Clink said, 
"During my year as Grand Master I steadily persevered 
towards an objective that I had set for myself, namely the 
stimulation of Masonic Education, of making truly Masonic 
the mass of material that was entering our Order. At the 
District meetings I took as my subject, 'the wages of a 
fellowcraft,' seeking to show those benefits that the E.A. 
and F.C. would receive from the quarries of Freemasonry. 
I sought to show that the real wages were Knowledge, 
Happiness and God Himself." He concluded with these 
words, "There is no need or room for Freemasonry in a 
perfect world, or a perfect man. It is because Freemasonry 
can bring to us mental and spiritual benefits, can make 
perfect our rough ashlars, can give to each of us mental 
and spiritual wages, that we have need of it." During his 
year he constituted one lodge, granted dispensations for 
two new lodges and dedicated one lodge building. 

We like this sentence from the Report on the Condition 
of Masonry: "The glory of our Fraternity is not in numerical 
strength, but rather in quality of life and service." 

The lease for Grand Lodge office space had expired 
and it was a case of re-arrange the lease or undertake a 
building program. The Special Committee, however, re- 
ported that a satisfactory five-year lease had been arranged 
with the Masonic Temple Company (the seven Regina 
lodges). 

There is an excellent report from the Committee on 
Masonic Education. A summary is given of each of the 
writings or lectures that formed the 1946-47 program. Some 
of the titles of these are "The Sublime in Freemasonry," 
"The Appeal of Freemasonry," "The Point Within the 
Circle," "The Masonic Conception of Education," "The Devo- 
tional Aspect of Freemasonry," etc. These pages are recom- 
mended to the Masonic scholar. 

The Report of the Committee on Foreign Correspond- 
ence is introduced by a Foreword of generous length and 
good value by Past Grand Master W. M. Martin. Our 1946 
Proceedings are among the 68 which are summarized and 
presented for reading by our Saskatchewan brethren. Not 
only this section but the whole book is well arranged and 
easy to read. 



74 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

When the hour for Election of Officers had arrived, it 
resulted in the advancement of Hector MacKay of Melville 
to the Grand Master's chair. M.W. Bro. MacKay was born 
in Bruce County, Ontario. As a lad he moved to Manitoba, 
then to Saskatchewan. A lawyer by profession, his hobbies 
are music, flowers and his Masonry. 

The Forty-second Annual Communication is announced 
for June 16th, 1948, at Saskatoon. 

SCOTLAND— 1947 

Grand Master: 

The Right Honourable the Earl of Galloway. 

At the Quarterly Communication held in Edinburgh on 
August 7th, 1947, the Right Honourable the Earl of Elgin 
and Kincardine introduced several motions which had been 
prepared with the idea of raising the tone of membership 
and increasing the sense of value to members of the Craft. 
As he put it, "We must appreciate, much more highly than 
we have been apt to in the past, the value of the Craft 
and show this by our willingness to support it." He advo- 
cated raising the prevailing Test Fee or annual contribu- 
tion 3s 6d to several times that amount. The first motion, 
which was carried by a large majority, provides that the 
number of special or emergency meetings held for con- 
ferring degrees during any period of twelve months shall 
not exceed the number of regular meetings of the lodge 
held during the same period. Another motion, also carried, 
stipulates that a lodge shall not confer more than one 
degree on any one day and the number of candidates shall 
not exceed five on any one day. Another motion, passed 
unanimously, states that an initiate may not be admitted 
for a smaller fee than £7 7s and also that the minimum fee 
payable for application be £3 3s. The proposal to increase 
the Test Fee to 10s was amended so that the minimum is 
now 5 shillings. 

Grand Secretary W. King Gillies having tendered his 
resignation, the Grand Committee recommended that Alex- 
ander Fairley Buchan, M.B.E., B.Sc, Master of Lodge 
Canongate Kilwinning, No. 2, be appointed to the office. 
At this same Committee meeting (18th September, 1947) a 
portrait was unveiled in the Grand Lodge Library of Brother 
Khan Bahadur Mistree, Grand Secretary of all Scottish 
Freemasonry in India. Brother Mistree was initiated on 
22nd October, 1895, in Lodge Rising Sun, No. 506, at Bom- 
bay. He has been Grand Secretary since 1930. 

The Annual Communication was held in Edinburgh on 
Friday, the 28th day of November, 1947. The Right Honour- 






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able The Earl of Galloway, Grand Master Mason, was pre- 
sented for re-installation. Having signified his assent to the 
Charge and Regulations, he took the oath of fidelity and 
was invested with the collar and jewel of his office. In 
his inaugural address, the Grand Master referred to the 
wedding in the previous week of Her Royal Highness, Prin- 
cess Elizabeth. As a gift from the Grand Lodge of Scotland 
she had been sent a handsome diamond brooch. 

The Grand Master expressed his pleasure at the action 
of the Grand Lodge in reducing from seven to five the 
maximum number of candidates which any lodge might 
initiate, pass or raise in one evening. He himself felt that 
the number was still too high; that the ideal number was 
two. He suggested very earnestly to the Right Worshipful 
Masters of lodges that they should not go to the maximum 
number allowed except in very urgent or very special cases. 

Speaking of new lodges he said, "I do feel that the 
formation of new lodges is in every way to be encouraged, 
especially in localities where there are lodges with a very 
large membership. I always feel that a lodge shoud be an 
intimate affair, where all the brethren should know each 
other very well indeed. I do feel that in order to absorb 
fresh candidates, it might be better to start new lodges 
than add to the already swollen numbers of the existing 
lodges." 

He announced that the Centenary Fund of Scottish 
Masonic Benevolence had now reached the first ten thousand 
pounds mark. The target is one hundred thousand pounds, 
and at the May, 1947, Quarterly Communication it had 
been decided that this fund should take the form of acquiring 
homes where elderly or infirm brethren, and their depend- 
ents, might go if they so desired; as the Grand Master put 
it, "homes where they may spend the evening of their lives 
in reasonable comfort and friendship, surrounded by those 
human attributes of comradeship and kindness, without 
which life itself is not worthwhile." 

Ontario Masons will be pleased to note that the Grand 
Master appointed our good brother William J. Dunlop to 
the honorary rank of Junior Grand Warden. Earlier in 
the month he had been appointed as Representative of the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland near the Grand Lodge of Canada 
(in Ontario). 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA— 1947 

Grand Master — The Hon. Mr. Justice Ligertwood. 

Lodges, 162. Membership, 17,186. Gain, 1,136. 

The Half-yearly Communication was held at Free- 
masons' Hall, Adelaide, on 16th October, 1946. Our repre- 
sentative was there, R.W. Bro. Thomas PheLps, P.G.W. 



76 GRAN© LODGE OF CANADA 

Bro. Phelps is also President of the . Board of General Pur- 
poses. 

The Grand Master found the Fraternity very much 
alive. "I have been greatly impressed by the present en- 
thusiasm in the Craft. It exists in the country as well as 
in the city. You have already learned from the Report of 
the Board of General Purposes that Freemasonry in South 
Australia is rapidly expanding and that our numbers are 
now the highest yet attained. A desirable and almost neces- 
sary consequence is the formation of new lodges. While 
on the subject of numbers I wish to add ia word of warn- 
ing. There is no great virtue in numbers as such. It is 
Masonic quality that counts and lodges should be careful 
to make sure that in their enthusiasm for expansion they 
do not admit candidates who fall short of the requirements 
of our Order." 

In the Report of the Board of General Purposes pre- 
sented at the Annual Communication on April 16th, 1947, 
is recorded the resuscitation of Port Darwin Lodge, No. 41. 
This lodge, being located on the northern coast of Australia, 
was very much in the battle zone and when the civilian 
population of the town was evacuated after the Japanese 
air raids in February, 1942, the lodge remained in recess. 
The members, however, kept contributing their annual dues 
with the result that when the lodge resumed its labors 
on November 8th, 1946, it did so under very happy auspices. 
It is now in sound financial condition. We also note from 
the same Board Report that grants from the Benevolent, 
the Widows' and Orphans' and other funds totalled over 
£1775 during the year. Our brethren of South Australia are 
generous in their support of the less fortunate. 

In his Address at this Annual Communication, M.W. 
Bro. Ligertwood first expressed his pleasure at the attend- 
ance. It was one of the largest on record. He reported 
that four new lodges were constituted and he was de- 
lighted to have been able to preside at three of these. "In 
view of the numbers which are being added to our Order, 
the formation of new lodges has become an essential if 
brethren are to be given a reasonable opportunity of shar- 
ing in the offices of the lodge — one of the most important 
phases of Masonic education." 

The Review of other Grand Jurisdictions is extensive 
and well prepared. In South Australia it is customary for 
the Giand Repiesentative to write the review of the Pro- 
ceedings of the jurisdiction which he represents. We are 
not sui prised to find a good write-up of our July, 1946, 
Grand Lodge by R.W. Bro. Thomas Phelps. 



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SOUTH CAROLINA— 1947 

Grand Master — A. J. M. Wannamaker. 
Lodges, 273. Membership, 32,964. Gain, 3,848. 

The word "Ancient" properly belongs in the title of this 
Grand Lodge. The Two Hundred and Tenth Annual Com- 
munication was held in Columbia on March 12th, 20th and 
21st, 1947. The reason given for the eight day interval is 
that no quorum was present on the 12th and therefore the 
order was "from labor to refreshment" until the 20th. We 
do not see that any particular person is blamed for this 
accidental lack of a quorum and so we imagine that it must 
have happened according to plan. 

Grand Master Wannamaker opened his Address on a 
noble theme. "The essential lessons of Freemasonry are 
anything but temporary in character. They contemplate 
much more than the life that now is. Although all the 
symbols and figures we employ are suggestive of those 
kind of structures that must crumble and decay, it is evi- 
dent to the most superficial student of our Arts that there 
is a more permanent architecture that is being sought. 
Building for time, yes it is our aim to be found as build- 
ing for eternity." 

It was a busy year for M.W. Bro. Wannamaker. He 
officiated at the dedication of four Masonic Halls; he 
granted dispensations for the formation of seven new 
lodges; he constituted three new lodges; two at Spartan- 
burg and one at Ridgeville; he journeyed to numerous 
points outside of his State to attend Craft functions, one 
of these being our July, 1946, Grand Lodge. (He was also 
here at our 1947 Grand Lodge.) 

The Committee on Fraternal Relations submitted a re- 
port that was adopted. They recommended that fraternal 
recognition be extended to three Grand Lodges: the Grand 
Lodge of Tamaulipas, with headquarters at Tampico, 
Mexico; the Gran Loggia Nazionale with headquarters in 
the Palazzo Giustiniani at Rome; and the Grand Lodge of 
Greece with headquarters at 19 Archarnon Street in Athens. 

The Review of Symbolic Masonry is, as in former years, 
by that well qualified observer, Past Grand Master H. F. 
Collins of Walterboro. He presents sixty summaries rang- 
ing from Arizona to York and we feel complimented at the 
generous treatment given to our activities here in Ontario. 

Grand Master Wannamaker was re-elected for a second 
term. The next Annual Communication was announced for 
March 10th, 11th, 1948. 



78 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

TASMANIA— 1947 

Grand Master — H. V. Biggins. 

Lodges, 52. Membership, 5,576. Gain, 454. 

The Fifty-sixth Annual Communication was held at 
Devonport on Saturday, 22nd February, 1947. One only 
needs to mention the name of our Grand Representative 
there to know that he was in attendance. He is the Grand 
Secr f lary, R.W. Bro. H. A. Wilkinson. 

The reports from the four Grand Inspectors of Lodges 
all are in the same vein — busy lodges, plenty of applicants 
for membership, and general prosperity. At this meeting, 
M.W. Bro. H. V. Biggins was re-elected as Grand Master. 
He told the brethren that on the previous evening he had 
the honour of constituting and consecrating a new lodge to 
be known as Churinga, No. 58. 

The Half-yearly Communication was held at Hobart on 
Saturday, 30th August, 1947. The Board of General Pur- 
poses recommended to the Grand Master that a dispensa- 
tion be granted to the group who had petitioned for a new 
lodge at Glenorchy. The Grand Master said that he hoped 
to consecrate this new body early in October 

A Conference of Lodge Secretaries preceded the general 
Grand Lodge Conference. The Grand Secretary discussed 
with the Lodge Secretaries many of the details of proce- 
dure and organization. It was felt that this Conference will 
be productive of great benefit to the jurisdiction as a whole. 
Much of the success of a lodge can be due to an efficient 
brother at the Secretary's desk. 

The Proceedings of a few of the Sister Grand Lodges 
have been selected for review and we of Ontario are in this 
first fortunate group. Our good friend R.W. Bro. Wilkin- 
son has summarized our 1946 volume. Following these re- 
views there is reprinted the Oration by V.W. Bro. the Rev. 
Joseph Moffett which was delivered at the Consecration of 
Australia Lodge, No. 6505 E.C., in London. This lodge 
was the first to be consecrated by M.W. Bro. His Grace 
the Duke of Devonshire in his capacity as Grand Master of 
the United Grand Lodge of England. Canada Lodge has 
played an important part in the Masonic life of many of 
our members here in Ontario. Australia Lodge will, in the 
years to come, play a similar role for our brethren from 
"down under" when they are in the great metropolis. 



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TENNESSEE— 1948 

Grand Master — John Calvin Crawford, Jr. 

Lodges, 377. Membership, 57,274. Gain, 5,030. 

We take off our hat to the Grand Secretary of this fine 
old Jurisdiction. The Proceedings of the One Hundred and 
Thirty-fourth Annual Communication were printed, posted, 
travelled 800 miles and were received by our Grand Secre- 
tary just 21 days after the final gavel. Some one does a 
little planning in order to get results like that. 

The foregoing Annual Communication was held in 
Nashville on January 28th and 29th, 1948. Eighty-five per 
cent, of the constituent lodges were represented. Our repre- 
sentative, George R. Martin of Winchester, was apparently 
unable to attend. 

The Grand Master opened his Address with some words 
of James Barrie. "The life of every man is a diary in 
which he means to write one story and writes another, and 
his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is 
with what he vowed to make it." He confessed that not 
all of his fond wishes had been realized; that the grasp 
had not been equal to the reach, but yet there were real 
achievements and the year ahead could be viewed with hope 
and encouragement. He had instituted two new lodges; 
dispensation had been granted for two more; two new halls 
were dedicated and one corner stone laid. The total mem- 
bership on the rolls stood at an ail-time high. 

The Grand Master felt that it would be better if ledge 
dues and initiation fees were adjusted upwards There 
were two reasons for this, the first being that members 
would value their Masonry more if it were not "too cheap" 
and, in the second place, the lodge was not in a secure 
position if it had to operate on a slim financial margin, A 
survey of the returns for the previous year showed that 
the average annual dues were $4.51 am) that in .approxi- 
mately two-thirds of the lodges in the State, the fe^ 
the degrees were forty dollars or less. 

In the Report of the Grand Secretary we note these 
statistics: the largest lodge, Park Avenue, No. 362, has 
1,779 members, and Bethel, No. 194, has 17 on the roll; 
the oldest Mason in point of service is a Brother Perkins 
who was raised on May 11th, 1876; forty-seven Fifty-'' 
Certificates were issued during the year. 

The Report of the Committee on Correspondence was 
submitted by Chairman W. P. Douglas oi Humboldt It 
recommended that recognition be extended to the Grand 
Lodges of Colombia — Barranquilla; Colombia — Bagota; 



80 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil — Sao Paulo. This 
recommendation was approved. In the very complete sec- 
tion on Reviews, our 1946 Proceedings are well summarized. 

The Tennessee Proceedings contain a feature which is 
both convenient and informative for reference purposes, 
namely, the inclusion of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge 
and 76 Edicts as amended 1948. The photographs are in- 
teresting. In addition to the group showing The Grand 
Lodge Officers, there are two of large "masonic families." 
One shows a father and six sons, all members and Past 
Masters of Flag Pond Lodge, and the other is of the seven 
Hamby brothers, who are all members of Browns Hill Lodge. 

Anderson Lacy Price of Jackson was elected Grand 
Master. The One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Annual Commu- 
nication will be held in Nashville on January 26th, 1949. 

TEXAS— 1947 

l Grand Master — The Reverend R. Bruce Brannon. 

Lodges, 892. Membership, 169,469. Gain, 15,786. 

■ As there has been no write-up of Texas in these pages 
since 1943, your present reviewer can only conclude that by 
some . unfortunate and unexplainable circumstances their 
printed Proceedings have not been arriving. He, therefore, 
considers it his peculiar good fortune to peruse the attract- 
ively printed and well bound volume which tells of the 
One Hundred and Twelfth Annual Communication held at 
Waco on December 3rd and 4th, 1947. The book itself is 
the creditable product of the Department of Printing of 
the Masonic Home and School of Texas, located in Fort 
Worth. 

On the evening before the opening of the Grand Lodge, 
a, large assemblage of Masons gathered at the site of the 
proposed new Memorial Temple to witness and take part in 
the Dedication of the property. This magnificent edifice, 
which will be in the block bounded by Columbus, Jefferson, 
North 7th and 8th Streets, will have a seating capacity 
of over 4,000 in the auditorium. The Annual Communica- 
tipns have been held in Waco for more than forty years 
and the proposed structure will be the hub of Masonry in 
the Lone Star State for decades to come. Adequate financ- 
ing has been arranged and actual tenders for the construc- 
tion have been received. It is therefore more than a fond 
dream. 

This sentence is from the Roll Call of Past Grand 
Masters: "Masonic friends are towers of strength. When 
our burden is too great, they help us bear it; when life is 



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pleasant and easy, they help increase our happiness." No 
less than eighteen of these past Rulers were presented. 
Two were unavoidably absent. 

The keynote of the Grand Master's Address is Militant 
Master Masons. "What a day of opportunity this is! It 
demands militant Master Masons. It calls for the very best 
in each member of the Craft. You Masters of Texas 
lodges must lead the brethren to labor in the quarries not 
for praise or honor, but for the satisfaction of having served 
this day. We have never had room for drones in the hive 
of nature. This critical day demands the very finest each 
of us may give. That Mason who practises outside of his 
lodge the good and glorious principles exemplified and 
taught therein will give the world the proper picture. Let 
me urge you, my brethren, so to act and walk. The time 
has come for the militant Master Mason to step forth. He 
is the one who is sincere in his beliefs, wholly honest in 
his obligations and is fired by the determination that those 
principles will prevail. We cannot be content merely to 
have our name on the rolls of a lodge, for we face a world 
which sorely needs brotherly love, relief, truth and toler- 
ance. We must be fired with an all-consuming desire to do 
our part, be it large or small, to fill that need." 

During the year three lodges were constituted: Gus A. 
Brant Lodge, No. 1296, Fort Hancock Lodge, No. 1297, and 
South Houston Lodge, No. 1295. A dispensation was granted 
for the formation of Sul Ross Lodge at College Station in 
Brazos County and for one to be known as Memorial Lodge 
at Houston. There is a list of 83 brethren who received 
the gold Fifty-year badge. 

M.W. Bro. Brannon asked that a Committee be ap- 
pointed to consider the possibilities of forming a Lodge of 
Research or Historical Lodge. "I am of the opinion that 
there is not only a need but a place in this Grand Juris- 
diction for such a body whose sole object would be to hold 
meetings for the discussion and hearing of papers upon 
matters purely Masonic." He suggested that such a lodge 
would have the same officers as other lodges but that it 
would not have the power to work degrees. 

M W. Bro. Brannon concluded with these words: "The 
joys of this year have been constant. I know that no Grand 
Master has ever had happier days than I. I ask you to 
now join me at Masonry's Altar. There may we kneel once 
more and re-dedicate ourselves to the great principles of 
our Order. May we be true men and Masons, and stand 
united for our God and our country." 

The recommendations of the Committee on Foreign 
Correspondence were approved and fraternal recognition 
was thereby granted to the Grand Lodges of Nuevo Leon, 



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Mexico; Uruguay at Montevideo; Ceara in Brazil, and also 
those of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais in the same country; 
and to that of Cyria and the Lebanon at Beirut. The Com- 
mittee also presented their opinion on Prince Hall Masonry 
(pages 112-116). Their report which ends "with the hope 
and prayer that the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Mas- 
sachusetts, for which we have a great regard, will not 
further invade our Grand Jurisdiction toy recognition, or what 
appears to be tantamount to recognition, of Prince Hall 
Negro Masonry," was adopted. 

We thank Past Grand Master W. Marcus Weatherred 
for a very favourable presentation of our 1946 Proceedings 
in his Report on Foreign Correspondence. Extensive quo- 
tations are made from M.W. Bro. Hamilton's Address. 

Horace K. Jackson of Gatesville was elected and in- 
stalled as Grand Master. The 113th Annual Communica- 
tion opens in Waco on December 1st, 1948. 

VERMONT— 1947 



Grand Master — J. Harold Stacey. 

Lodges, 103. Membership, 17,619. Gain, 677. 

On the evening before the opening of the One Hun- 
dred and Fifty-fourth Annual Communication, the Grand 
Master assembled his entire official family, his committee- 
men and distinguished visitors, and presided at a dinner on 
the roof of the Hotel Vermont in Burlington. Anyone who 
has ever had the good fortune to sit and watch a sunset 
across Lake Champlain on a June evening might well 
envy those that were present at the function. 

Grand Lodge was opened on the morning of June 11th, 
1947. Six Past Grand Masters were present; our repre- 
sentative was there in the person of Lloyd P. Wilkins, 
Past G.J.D., of Rutland; and a total of 97 lodges were 
represented at this Communication. 

The Grand Master asked the Grand Lodge to consider 
the preparation of a booklet which would be "handed to 
every Master Mason at the time of his raising, this booklet 
to be furnished to each lodge without cost. As a suggestion, 
this booklet should contain historical facts regarding 
Masonry, its antiquity, its origin, its teachings, its ideals. 
It might well contain mention of the other degrees of 
Masonry, together with a brief history of both the York 
and Scottish Rites." The suggestion will be given further 
consideration. 

The closing paragraph of the Foreword to the Report 
on Foreign Correspondence reads thus: "All in all Masonry 



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is progressing satisfactorily within its own environs, but 
we wonder whether the tenets of our Order have yet attained 
the influence on the world at large which they deserve. 
The influence of true Masonic thought and ideals could, if 
we were vociferous enough, exert a tremendous persua- 
sion, through public sentiment, toward a peaceful universal 
brotherhood, and cleaner and better government. Our own 
thought is that our beautifully sane and comprehensive pat- 
tern of life should not be hid under a bushel and confined 
to our tiled lodge, but rather should be shouted from the 
housetops. The least among us can, if he will, make his 
contribution to the good our fraternity can do at home and 
abroad. Even a pebble dropped in a lake spreads its ripples 
to the further shore. No one knows the full spread of his 
own influence, but whatever that influence may be, it is, I 
beb'eve, each member's Masonic duty to show the world by 
precept and utterance, the true road to world peace and a 
better way of life." The writer is, of course, Past Grand 
Master Aaron H. Grout, and all his Reviews, sixty of them, 
show the master touch. 

M.W. Bro. Stacey was re-elected as Grand Master for 
a second term and the date of the One Hundred and Fifty- 
fifth Annual Communication was set for June 9th, 1948. 
The place, Burlington. 



VICTORIA— 1947 

Grand Master — Richard Arnold Rowe. 

Lodges, 622. Membership, 76,355. Gain, 5,298. 

The first of the Quarterly Communications of 1947 was 
held on the 19th of March, 1947, in tho Town Hall, Mel- 
bourne, with a total attendance of 1,284. This being the occa- 
sion for the installation of the Grand Master, a large number 
of outstanding members of the Craft were present from the 
sister jurisdictions of South Australia, New South Wales, 
Western Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania and Queensland. 
There were thus represented at this gathering some 260,000 
brethren of Australasia — considerably more than twice as 
many as we have here in Ontario. 

The Board of General Purposes reported on the Free- 
mason's scholarships. There had been 333 candidates and 25 
scholarships were awarded. Twelve of these were for high 
school training, the others for primary school. The bene- 
ficiaries are, of course, children of Masons. In our currency 
the expenditure in this field was upwards of five thousand 
dollars for the year. 

The Tenth Annual Report of the Freemason's Hospital 
was read. It showed that, for the year 1946, there were 1,175 



84 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

patients admitted and 1,097 operations performed. This 
institution, opened on the 19th of April, 1937, had an average 
daily occupancy of 60 patients, and 85% of these were there- 
fore entitled to the rebate of £1-1-0 on the weekly fees which 
is extended to Freemasons and their dependents. 

The Installation Ceremony was conducted with all the 
traditional dignity and precision. A formal procession entered 
the brand Lodge with heraids, bearers of the regalia, escorts 
and the Grand Master-elect. Appropriate anthems were 
rendered by a Masonic Choir. The Grand Master having been 
installed (he had been acting in that capacity since the death 
of M.W. Bro. Pettifer), he then addressed his brethren and 
reviewed the year just passed. He reported that 24 new 
lodges had been consecrated, 18 new bodies had been granted 
Charters and 22 petitions for new lodges were awaiting con- 
sideration and decision by the New Lodge Committee. He 
appealed to his brethren tor their support in the program of 
Food for Britain. "May we never torget the deep debt of 
gratitude we owe to the Mother Country. Britain stood alone 
but defiant, the sole active defender of freedom on earth. 
Without her efforts we must inevitably have failed. But she 
did not even falter, and her example inspired others, until 
eventually freedom was won. And shall we forget her today, 
impoverished because of her gigantic efforts, hungry be- 
cause of her high regard for her duties of trusteeship? No, 
brethren. We are now in a position to help, and let our 
thankfulness to her be expressed in a tangible form." His 
concluding words are at once a challenge and an inspiration: 
"Let us pledge ourselves to devote our lives to worthwhile 
actions and leelings, to great thoughts, real affections arid 
enduring friendships. Life is too short to be little." 

What we might call the summer quarterly was held on 
the 18th of June but when we read that the Grand Master 
thanked the brethren for coming on "this very cold evening," 
it just reminds us that while seasons may vary, organization 
and ritual show some differences, yet the labors and aims 
of Masonry are identical though its branches be spread un- 
der many flags and in many countries throughout the globe. 
We note that R.W. Bro. W. Kemp was present at this Com- 
munication. He is our Grand Representative there. The 
Giand Master congratulated him on his recent appointment 
as First Grand Principal of the Holy Royal Arch Chapter. 

The report on Correspondence submitted by the Grand 
Secretary, R.W. Bro. William Stewart, covers 30 jurisdic- 
tions. The reviews are by the individual representatives of 
these bodies and they are all interestingly written. 

At t.;e December Quarterly M.W. Bro. Rowe was re- 
d declared as Grand Master for 1948. 



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VIRGINIA— 1947 

Grand Master — Thomas Perm Coleman. 
Lodges, 325. Membership, 48,657. Gain, 3,091. 

In the city of Richmond, on the afternoon of February 
11th, 1947, Grand Master Coleman opened the One Hundred 
and Sixty-ninth Annual Grand Communication. The total 
attendance was approximately 780 and our representative 
was naturally there, namely, R.W. Bro. William S. Pettit of 
Richmond, the Grand Treasurer. 

The first afternoon was devoted to the reading of re- 
ports. The Property Committee, operating the Masonic 
Temple, had to report a deficit in operation of $1,431.99 and 
that an annual subsidy was necessary. The building is 
more than fifty years old. The Grand Secretary reported 
that a new master file of membership cards was practically 
complete. The Committee on Higher Education told of the 
assistance they had given eight children from the Masonic 
Home. The Committee on the Masonic Home reported that 
the Press was operated for the year at a profit of over 
two thousand dollars and the apparent profit on the farm 
was almost the same figure. The Masonic Relief Founda- 
tion reported thirteen patients in the Blue Ridge Sanator- 
ium. The Committee on Masonic History reported a valuable 
addition for the records in the archives, a rather voluminous 
document dealing with "Military Lodges in Virginia." Such 
histories are priceless. Many modern Masonic History 
students wish that the lodges of three hundred years ago 
had left us the full story of their operative or speculative 
activities. 

We must confess our wonderment at the small turnout 
of District Deputy Grand Masters. An attendance of e